Posts tagged "bribery"
Race, poverty and politics: Countdown to teachers' strike; TIF revenue falls; IL partners on insurance exchange
Illinois will partner with the federal government to offer a health insurance exchange in 2014, The State Journal-Register reported Thursday. “Logistical challenges” prevented the state from creating its own exchange, which health advocates wanted. That way, a state-appointed board of directors could determine how it works. The exchange is essentially an online marketplace where consumers... Read more »
State rep. Derrick Smith refuses to testify; lawyer likens his plight to that of Jesus, Dr. King, Mandela
Here’s a week’s worth of political news corralled by the good folks at The Chicago Reporter: After he called for $2.7 billion in Medicaid cuts in his February budget speech, Governor Pat Quinn finally released the details of his “save Medicaid” plan Thursday. Cuts to the program, which provides healthcare for some 2.7 million needy... Read more »