Medicaid expansion could end early in Illinois under Senate Obamacare replacement bill – Chicago Tribune
Judge’s ruling in trade secrets case indicates ‘inevitable disclosure’ doctrine still applies in IL – Cook County Record
Backlog of human rights cases expected to continue after lawmakers block Rauner executive order – INN
Illinois comptroller says mounting payment obligations won’t get in way of debt service – Fidelity Investments
Illinois spends the 13th-most of any state in the country – far more than any of its neighbors or any Midwestern state – Illinois Policy
Nursing homes can sue IL to force prompt processing of Medicaid claims [another decision on late payments] – Cook County Record
Illinois lawmakers pass legislation requiring financial impact statements on executive orders, ignore cost of bills they pass – Illinois Policy
State Senator Andy Manar is a Democrat from Bunker Hill and the sponsor of Senate Bill 1 – Opinion – Crain’s
Federal judge: State can’t keep skimping on Medicaid while fully funding worker pay, debt obligations – Cook County Record
With the rich tapped out, the state may resort to Puerto Rico bonds.
Illinois should make public university tuition more affordable – not subsidize inflated costs with tax dollars – Illinois Policy
- Making every publicly-funded school, pre-school, nursing home and medical facility places for criminals in America illegally to avoid deportation and seek protection from law enforcement;
- Forcing every business in Illinois to raise their employees' minimum wage to $15;
- Automatically registering persons to vote that apply for drivers' licenses;
- Expanding taxpayer health care coverage (such as for Medicaid recipients and state workers) unrestricted abortion coverage.
Illinois has higher gas prices than national average, all neighboring states, heading into Memorial Day weekend – Illinois Policy
State Rep. Jeanne Ives on Sunday blasted her Democrat colleagues in the House for using a procedural tactic to remove her as chief sponsor of a Senate bill to raise $5.4 billion in taxes on Illinoisans.
Senate passes first-in-nation financial tax, despite government report saying it will cause mass evasion – INN
Comment: This may be the stupidest, most suicidal bill the Illinois Senate has ever passed. It would destroy Illinois' financial services sector. See our earlier article on the bill linked here.