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IN THE YEAR TO COME

Illinois New State Leadership Means New Opportunities Governor Pritzker and the new General Assembly have taken office; and with a new leadership comes new opportunities. We are encouraged by the collaboration between the Governor and the General Assembly; and we…
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Governor Pritzker Pledges to Reform Illinois’ Tax Structure to Fund Needed Increases in State Investment in Vital Public Services

SPRINGFIELD, IL – Yesterday, Governor Pritzker delivered his first budget address since taking office, offering his vision for returning Illinois to fiscal stability and paving the way for a more prosperous future for all Illinoisans. While the state continues to…
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Illinois Passes Short-Term Health Plans Law Safeguarding Consumers’ Health Coverage

SPRINGFIELD – Yesterday, Illinois healthcare advocates won a major victory in the fight to protect health coverage for those with pre-existing medical conditions. The Illinois General Assembly overrode Governor Rauner’s veto of a bill that will protect consumers by regulating…
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Governor Rauner Signs Early Mental Health and Addictions Treatment Act

Thresholds championed bill that provides early interventions for young people that prevent lifetime of disability and illness Chicago, IL – Today Governor Rauner signed the bi-partisan Early Mental Health and Addictions Treatment Act into law.  Illinois will be the first…
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Lawmakers Pass Bill Positioning Illinois as a Leader in Innovative Early Treatment for Mental Health and Substance Use

Lawmakers Pass Bill Positioning Illinois as a Leader in Innovative Early Treatment for Mental Health and Substance Use On strongly bi-partisan votes, the Illinois House and Senate have approved SB2951 – a groundbreaking piece of legislation that will make Illinois…
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May is Mental Health Awareness Month, but Advocating for Better Access to Mental Health Treatment is a Year-Round Effort

By Illinois State Senator, Melinda Bush As an Illinois state legislator, one of the things I want to tackle is the state’s mental health crisis.  May is Mental Health Awareness Month, a unique opportunity we have each year to call…
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Report: Illinois’ mental health crisis will linger until investments are made in mental health and substance use treatment services

Medicaid revisions – including early treatment for youth, and access to affordable mental healthcare and addiction treatment – are necessary to combat the state’s deadly substance use and mental health crisis. In a report released today, Thresholds, the state’s largest provider…
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Thresholds response to Governor Rauner’s annual budget address

Illinois’ budget must put the state’s opioid epidemic and mental health crisis front-and-center in more than name only CHICAGO, IL – Yesterday, Governor Rauner outlined spending priorities in his proposed budget for the next fiscal year. While we were pleased…
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Thresholds’ Response to Governor Rauner’s State of the State Address

CHICAGO, IL – This afternoon, Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner delivered the annual State of the State address. He began today’s speech by referencing Jane Addams as one of the noteworthy Illinoisans upon whose shoulders we stand as we look to…
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