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HOUSE LAWMAKERS ARE LOOKING AT A PLAN TO STEER 700 MILLION DOLLARS TO STRUGGLING HUMAN SERVICE PROGRAMS.

 

THE MONEY COMES FROM A HUMAN SERVICES FUND AND OTHER SPECIAL FUNDS…AND IS MEANT TO HELP SOCIAL SERVICE PROVIDES GET BY UNTIL A FULL BUDGET IS PASSED SAYS REPRESENTATIVE GREG HARRIS OF CHICAGO.

 

 

THE MONEY WILL FUND SERVICES LIKE HOMELESS PREVENTION AND ADDICTION TREATMENT…AND COMES FROM SOME UNUSED SPECIAL STATE FUNDS. REP. HARRIS ADDS THEY HOPE THIS GIVES SERVICE PROVIDERS SOME RELIEF WHILE THEY WAIT FOR A FULL STATE BUDGET TO BE PASSED.

 

 

LAWMAKERS APPROVED A SIMILAR MEASURE FOR HIGHER EDUCATION. THE HUMAN SERVICES BILL PASSED COMMITTEE AND NOW WILL BE HEARD ON THE HOUSE FLOOR.

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