The Arc Illinois Scores Modest Victory in New Illinois Budget

The Illinois General Assembly approved a state budget over the veto from Governor Bruce Rauner. The budget includes a $0.75 per hour increase in DSP wages, which currently start at $9.35 per hour. This is a modest victory for The Arc Illinois and the They Deserve More campaign, which have been pushing for a minimum DSP wage of $15/hour. The was the first DSP wage increase in eight years.