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  • On the 'Scholarship' list in Springfield

    Where do our lawmakers stand on the issue of legislative scholarships -- those tuition waivers that members of the state house and senate have traditionally been allowed to dispense to constituents? As part of the renewed effort to abolish that...
  • Filling in the blanks

    To me, the most interesting part of the highly contentious meeting of the state Senate Executive Appointments Committee Thursday morning in Springfield was not the near fistfight between lawmakers, but the debate on “rough and tumble”...

    Quinn to Obama: Illinois pressing ahead on Medicaid reforms

    SPRINGFIELD — As President Barack Obama presses forward with his signature health care law, his fellow Illinois Democrats running state government have waited more than a year to win federal approval for a new plan to fight fraud in the health...

    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...

    Glimpses of Illinois Medicaid cuts emerge

    Glimpses of Illinois Medicaid cuts emerge
    Glimpses of a plan to slash spending on the state’s health care program for the poor emerged Wednesday, with preliminary ideas ranging from eliminating a discount prescription program for seniors to stricter eligibility requirements that would leave...