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HIV/AIDS Services Survive Cuts In Illinois

While the Governator may have terminated much of the HIV/AIDS services in California, it's nice to have some good news out of Illinois, where Gov. Pat Quinn has elected to use his discretionary fund to maintain vital projects. Via Samuel Worley at EdgeBoston:
State funding for HIV services will remain nearly fully funded under the terms of the Governor’s Allocation Plan for the new fiscal year state budget. The FY10 budget, which was passed two weeks into the beginning of the fiscal year on July 15, included $3.4 billion in unallocated funds to be spent at Gov. Pat Quinn’s discretion. Though the budget itself only funded HIV/AIDS agencies and other social services at 50 percent of previous levels, service providers had been waiting anxiously to find out where Quinn would put the discretionary funds. Under the plan released July 31, Quinn allocated $40 million to the Illinois Department of Public Health, $17 million of which is to be spent on HIV/AIDS programming. In combination with the money already allocated in the state budget, this restores HIV/AIDS funding to 97.4 percent of previous levels.
(Tipped by JMG reader Chitown Kev)

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