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Piatt County Mental Health Center Listening Closely to Governor's Budget Address Today

A central Illinois non-profit will be listening closely to the Governor's budget address today to hear his plans for Illinois social service agencies.


On the WHOW Morning Show Tuesday, Tony Kirkman, Executive Director of the Piatt County Mental Health Center, told Regional Radio it will be interesting what the Governor's plan will have with COVID dollars now out of the picture in Illinois.



According to Kirkman, the State of Illinois faces a deficit and he fears a cut to social services. 



Despite the maneuvering in the budget, Kirkman is optimistic about some legislation that could come up in the new legislative year that could help him pay his staff and not lose money. 



While the State of Illinois committed to using tax dollars from adult use marijuana sales to fund groups like the Piatt County Mental Health Center but Kirkman says he's seen as many of those dollars as schools have seen lottery dollars.

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