Illinois doctors who agree to treat Medicaid patients will get paid less for doing it under one scenario Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn is considering.It deals with something called "the reimbursement rate."For example, a dentist might get about $75 for filling a cavity for someone with private insurance.
Low income Illinois families will get bigger tax refunds under legislation signed into law Tuesday.Gov. Pat Quinn put his signature on a bill helping poor, working families. Single parents working a minimum wage job earning about $12,800 annually will save about $150 on their taxes next year.
At the last minute, lawmakers in Springfield changed direction on a plan to close seven state hospitals and prisons.Members of the Illinois House and Senate shifted money in the state budget late Tuesday to keep the facilities open, for now.Most of the money will come from $376 million Gov.
Tuesday is the final, scheduled day of state lawmakers’ fall session. They added the day to their calendars to tie up loose ends after meeting in October and early November without finishing their business.Lawmakers are expected to vote on a bill that would expand the Earned Income Tax Credit.