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CCI testifies on impact of state budget impasse on Catholic Charities, its clients

Catholic Conference of Illinois Executive Director Robert Gilligan testified today before the Illinois House Human Services Appropriations Committee on the impact the state budget impasse is having on Catholic Charities agencies and the people it serves throughout the state. The state has been without a budget since July 1, 2015. Stephanie Johnson, director of government relations for Catholic Charities of Chicago, also testified. On the date of the hearing, Catholic Charities of Chicago was owed $18 million by the state, mostly for in-home services for senior citizens, keeping them out of a more costly nursing home.