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It's up to you, Governor Quinn

May 27, 2010

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This week, the Illinois General Assembly sent Governor Pat Quinn a state budget bill (HB 859) that gives him unprecedented ability to fund - or not fund - state programs in fiscal year 2011. The ball is in the governor's court.

HB 859 gives Governor Quinn sole authority to allocate funding to lifesaving HIV programs such as the AIDS Drug Assistance Program (ADAP), HIV prevention programs, and housing and care services. Though the Governor will have large pots of funding to allocate among various priorities, it is painfully clear that the need far outpaces available funding.

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Categorized under Advocacy and Illinois.

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