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ILLINOIS LAWMAKERS SEEK MORE INFO ON MEDICAID CONTRACT

Pantagraph Illinois is no stranger to greasy palms, friends in high places, and backroom dealings with handshake agreements – so I’m not surprised to hear that people are suspicious of the new $60B Medicaid contract inked by the Governor’s administration.

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BIPARTISAN CONCERN IN SPRINGFIELD FOR RISING PENSION COSTS

Illinois News Network Pension costs just keep rising, and the battle on how to stop them just keeps going. We have to pay what we owe people, true. Illinois pensions are not sustainable, also true. What do we do? First

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ILLINOIS’ $750 MLN BONDS WON BY BOFA WITH STILL HEFTY YIELDS

Reuters Even with “hefty” yields – it’s lower than the interest we are currently saddled with. Having to pay between 4.3% and 4.4% in interest as opposed to the current 18%+ on outstanding bills is a better deal, but this

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BUDGET BLAMED FOR LAYOFFS ANNOUNCED AT PERRY CO., IL SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT

KFVS12 Perry County is going through a round of lay-offs and reorganization as they deal with a budget reduced by 25% over the last two years. They blame the budget impasse for decreasing their budget as well as the “Affordable”

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IN A TOUGH YEAR, SOME NEW ILLINOIS LAWS TO WELCOME

Illinois Policy Being a libertarian in Illinois, it is difficult to read the words “new laws to welcome” without cringing, but Illinois Policy put together a list of some good laws that were passed this year. Among them; HB 418,