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Budget Impasse Taking A Toll On Area Social Service Agencies

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One of the biggest casualties of the year-long budget impasse in Illinois has been social service agencies that receive funding from the state.  A recent United Way of Illinois survey of agencies that receive state funding showed that 91-percent have had to cut the number of clients they serve, while 36-percent say they’ll have to close their doors within six months if the impasse continues.

Sue Grey is the president and CEO of the United Way of Champaign County.  Illinois Public Media’s Brian Moline spoke with Grey this week about the effects of the budget impasse on social service agencies in the area.