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Action Alert: Join Us in Fighting Another Harmful Federal Rule Change Threatening SNAP

Yet again, the federal administration has released a proposal for a federal rule change which threatens the SNAP benefits of 3.1 million Americans, cutting SNAP benefits over five years by $10.5 billion, while increasing SNAP administrative costs by $2.3 billion.   The new proposed rule would gut states’ options to eliminate SNAP asset tests and use [...]

By |2019-09-09T22:06:57+00:00September 9th, 2019|0 Comments

Governor Pritzker Signs SB 1791, Making SNAP E&T Voluntary in IL

Last Friday, August 23, 2019, Governor Pritzker signed SB 1791, a bill that would prevent Illinoisans who receive SNAP from facing sanctions due to issues with participation in SNAP Employment & Training (SNAP E&T) services! The new law will not only prevent thousands of people from losing access to food, but also clear a path [...]

By |2019-09-03T20:24:50+00:00September 3rd, 2019|0 Comments

The Jobs Council’s 2019 Legislative Wrap-Up

You’ve probably already heard about many of the big things that came out of the Illinois legislature at the end of the 2019 session. It was so big, in fact, that it took us at the Jobs Council a week or two just to catch our breath long enough to put together this update! Below, [...]

By |2019-06-12T20:35:09+00:00June 12th, 2019|0 Comments

Apprenticeship 101: Building Capacity for Equitable Apprenticeship in Illinois

When many people think of "apprenticeship," the first thing that may come to mind is a medieval scene - a blacksmith shop, perhaps, where a seasoned expert teaches a novice blacksmith the tricks of the trade. In reality, apprenticeship is emerging as a trend in workforce development with strong bipartisan support from policymakers. However, despite [...]

By |2019-01-29T21:28:19+00:00January 14th, 2019|0 Comments