EverThrive IL Policy Director, Nadeen Israel, compiles policy memos when the Illinois General Assembly is in session to inform our supporters of bills and upcoming votes that affect wellbeing of women, children, and families. Policy memos are meant to make both state and federal legislation more accessible. We welcome your feedback and encourage you to contact Nadeen Israel with any questions.
As a non-profit organization experienced in Illinois’ maternal and child health program and advocacy efforts for over 27 years, EverThrive Illinois works to improve the health of Illinois women, children, adolescents and families over the lifespan through community engagement, partnerships, policy analysis, education, and advocacy.
July 1, 2016
Yesterday, the IL House and Senate passed a stopgap spending plan. The stopgap budget package provides a long-overdue cash infusion to struggling health and human service providers. This stopgap budget package was a bipartisan, bicameral compromise as a result of negotiations between Democrat and Republican General Assembly leadership and Governor Rauner.