Posts tagged "cuts"

With ‘unbelievably bad’ food stamps proposal, U.S. Senate further criminalizes poor

With ‘unbelievably bad’ food stamps proposal, U.S. Senate further criminalizes poor
Anyone convicted of murder, rape or pedophilia is looking at being cut off from Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program benefits for life under an amendment to the U.S. Senate’s version of the 2013 Farm Bill–even if they’ve served their time. And by doing so, the amendment would also impact the nutritional assistance received by the families... Read more »

What you need to know from Gov. Quinn’s budget address

What you need to know from Gov. Quinn’s budget address
In his budget address Wednesday, Gov. Pat Quinn went over his top budget priorities for fiscal year 2014. He placed the speech’s main focus on the state of underfunded pensions. In case you missed the speech, we’ve pulled out some of the key statements. Public sector pensions Quinn stressed that some public employees would no... Read more »

What's up this week: Is Monday D-Day for Woodlawn clinic? Plus, busy week Downstate

What's up this week: Is Monday D-Day for Woodlawn clinic? Plus, busy week Downstate
Here’s a preview of what’s happening on the political front this week: On Monday the city is supposed to finish consolidating 12 mental health clinics into six. But uncertainty looms. Last Thursday, Mark Cassello, a Huffington Post contributor, reported that Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s administration had agreed to keep the Woodlawn Mental Health Clinic open. But... Read more »
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Race and poverty roundup: Woodlawn MHC victory; activists occupy office to protest DHS cuts; and more...

The fight to save the Woodlawn Mental Health Clinic appears to have its first victory. According to Mark Cassello, a Huffington Post contributor, the Emanuel administration has offered to keep the Woodlawn Adult Health Center open. The center would be staffed with two therapists and no psychologists. The announcement comes after ongoing demonstrations at the... Read more »