Category: Advocacy

Thresholds Statement on Governor Pritzker’s State of the State Address

In his State of the State address yesterday, Governor JB Pritzker highlighted many of the major accomplishments of his first year in office. These included passing a balanced budget that significantly increased funding for mental health and substance use treatment, raising the minimum wage to put workers on more solid economic ground, a commitment to […]

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Thresholds Commends Governor for Signing Legislation Strengthening Medicaid

CHICAGO – Thresholds applauds Governor Pritzker for signing into law SB1321, a package of measures aimed at strengthening Illinois’ Medicaid program – the single largest payer of mental health and substance use treatment. In partnership with advocates from across the state, Thresholds spearheaded provisions in the legislation that pave the way for better continuity of […]

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Thresholds Applauds Governor Pritzker and Lawmakers for State Budget Increasing Investment in Treatment and Housing

SPRINGFIELD – This weekend, lawmakers concluded their legislative session by passing bi-partisan legislation approving a $40 billion state budget for fiscal year 2020 (FY20), including some increases to funding levels for mental health and substance use services, supportive housing, and construction projects. Governor Pritzker has indicated that he intends to sign the plan into law […]

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Early Treatment Bill Heads to the Governor

Dear Advocates, WE DID IT! Last night, the Illinois House passed the Children and Young Adult Mental Health Crisis Act (HB2154), groundbreaking legislation that will transform Illinois’ early mental health treatment system. This initiative of the Healthy Minds Healthy Lives Coalition now proceeds to the desk of the Governor. We had the opportunity to work […]

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