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?
Illinois lawmakers have approved a budget that makes deep cuts to the spending proposed by Gov. Pat Quinn.Quinn, the Senate and the Illinois House have been at odds over how much to spend in the upcoming year.
The president of the Illinois Senate says he wants lawmakers to consider taxing income earned by retired people in the state. State Sen. John Cullerton, D-Chicago, said that doing so could raise up to $1.6 billion.Currently, most retirement income is not taxed by Illinois.
The chairman of the University of Illinois Board of Trustees is criticizing the State of Illinois for not paying its bills on time. Chris Kennedy said Tuesday the state owed the university $450 million as of December.
Gov. Pat Quinn delivered his annual State of the State address Wednesday. As he gave a brief run-through of his new budget Quinn tried to paint an optimistic future for the Prairie State. That’s no easy task.