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  • Feds say no to Quinn on tightening Medicaid proof

    Illinois wanted to tighten up the way it reviews whether people are eligible for Medicaid coverage, but the Obama administration has refused to go along, an action a state Republican leader called “absolutely ridiculous.” One of the long-...
  • Illinois House says Quinn revenue projections too optimistic

    Illinois House says Quinn revenue projections too optimistic
    The House made the first move against Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn’s budget proposal Thursday, lowering the estimate of how much money the state should expect to take in next year by more than $200 million. For a state that owes more than $8 billion...
  • State Senate GOP leader endorses 'Mittney' for president

    State Senate GOP leader endorses 'Mittney' for president
    Illinois Senate Republican leader Christine Radogno was so enthused today in her endorsement of Mitt Romney for president that she flubbed his name. The lawmaker from Lemont was on a conference call to announce that she and a half-dozen state senators...
  • Romney, allies buy $2.2 million of TV ad time in Illinois

    Romney, allies buy $2.2 million of TV ad time in Illinois
    Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney might not be campaigning in Illinois until Monday, but he’s poised to saturate the state’s airwaves during the final week before the Illinois primary. The contender and a political action...
  • Quinn wants deep cuts, $1-a-pack cigarette tax hike for Medicaid

    Quinn wants deep cuts, $1-a-pack cigarette tax hike for Medicaid
    Gov. Pat Quinn today outlined his plan to overhaul the state’s health care system for the poor, an approach that includes a $1-a-pack hike in cigarette taxes coupled with deep cuts that will sharply curtail services. The governor repeatedly has...
  • Quinn wants public employees to pay more, work longer

    Quinn wants public employees to pay more, work longer
    Gov. Pat Quinn wants to fix Illinois' debt-ridden public pension system by getting government employees to work longer, pay more toward their retirement and accept less in benefits. The attempt to wipe out the $83 billion pension shortfall drew immediate...
  • Quinn defends proposal to raise cigarette taxes for health care

    Quinn defends proposal to raise cigarette taxes for health care
    Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn today defended his call to raise cigarette taxes as part of an effort to restructure the state's health care program for the poor, saying the $1-a-pack increase will prevent the need for deeper cuts that could harm hospitals or...
  • Bill to eliminate legislative scholarships moves forward in Senate

    Bill to eliminate legislative scholarships moves forward in Senate
    Lawmakers who want to end an often-abused legislative scholarship program were hopeful for a breakthrough after a top leader in the Illinois Senate got on board today. Senate President John Cullerton, D-Chicago changed his position from wanting to reform...
  • Illinois Senate passes ban on scandal-plagued scholarship program

    Illinois Senate passes ban on scandal-plagued scholarship program
    The Illinois Senate today overwhelmingly approved the elimination of a century-old legislative scholarship program that has come under federal investigation and long been abused by politicians who passed out the tuition waivers to relatives and the...
  • Emanuel makes pension pitch at Capitol

    Emanuel makes pension pitch at Capitol
    SPRINGFIELD — Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Tuesday took the rare step of traveling to the Capitol to make a personal pitch for an overhaul of city government worker pensions, saying costs are out of control and the "day of reckoning has arrived." The...
  • Pension abuse reform advances in Illinois House

    Pension abuse reform advances in Illinois House
    SPRINGFIELD — State lawmakers on Wednesday advanced reform legislation aimed at thwarting lucrative pension abuses by some labor leaders. Inspired by disclosures in Tribune/WGN-TV investigations, a key provision aims to end the practice of labor...