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Is it possible to make “easy” cuts to human services spending by attacking waste, fraud, and abuse?

Is it possible to make “easy” cuts to human services spending by attacking waste, fraud, and abuse?

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The Health and Social Service area of the state of Illinois’ budget has comprised roughly 40 percent of state expenditures in recent years.1 When leaders decide to cut the state budget, this area is inevitably on the chopping block.

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