Inside the Capitol on the day of Quinn’s budget address, lobbyists criss cross the first floor, talking on cell phones.On a nearby bench, Donald Pannier of Washburn sits quietly, carrying his cane in one hand and a wooden, framed photograph of his son in the other. His son, Benjamin, lives at J
As Gov. Pat Quinn prepares his budget address for Wednesday, the president of the Illinois Senate says state workers might have to compromise between salary increases and pension benefits.About 33,000 unionized workers are reminding state officials they’re owed pay raises.
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.
Illinois Republicans wasted no time criticizing Gov. Pat Quinn’s State of the State address.They said Quinn painted a distorted picture of Illinois and didn't talk enough about solutions to the state's fiscal problems.
Illinois’ backlog of unpaid bills could go from bad to catastrophic, according to a new report from the Civic Federation that crunched state budget numbers looking ahead five years.The analysis comes two days before Gov.