The changes to the bill by Illinois' House Speaker and Mayor Rahm Emanuel remove controversial language requiring a Chicago property tax increase to ease the city's pension crisis. But the changes may end up being more political than practical.
Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn won’t say whether he backs a partial fix to Chicago’s troubled pension systems. The blueprint from Mayor Rahm Emanuel would raise property taxes by $50 million a year for the next five years.
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Time is running out for approximately 4,000 Illinois children who've been covered by Illinois’ All Kids Medicaid program. The program's biggest supporters hope to reverse the decision, but Illinois is facing a budget crisis and lawmakers are considering massive Medicaid reform to make ends meet.
Yay. New budget. Yay. New casino in Chicago. Yay. Quinn has 60 days to slow this story to a crawl, giving more and more media outlets the chance to speculate on what is next. Yay.Poor Pat Quinn. Remember when his job was all about walking across the state to raise awareness for health care?