Reporting by Illinois Public Radio’s Amanda Vinicky used in this report.
The cuts Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn made to hospitals probably won’t be the final deal. The administration is using the move in an effort to further its agenda.
Illinois reimburses hospitals when they take on low-income patients who are on Medicaid, and state law sets the rate hospitals are to be paid.
Ill. Gov. Pat Quinn has signed legislation that exempts the names of Illinois residents with a Firearms Owner ID card from the state's Freedom of Information Act.
Updated 1:39 p.m. and again at 3:27 p.m. with information about union.
Gov. Pat Quinn wants to cancel raises for thousands of state employees to help cope with the Illinois budget crisis.
The administration notified 14 state agencies and the affected unions that the 2 percent raises won't be paid as required by contract.
Quinn's office said Friday that lawmakers did not provide enough money in the new budget to cover raises for nearly 30,000 employees.
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