Posts tagged "state budget"

Is state's new budget adding water to soup?

Is state's new budget adding water to soup?
“What it looks like is mental health care for the indigent, for the poor, is going away.” So said Dr. Carl Bell, president and CEO of Community Mental Health Council, when asked about the the budget Gov. Pat Quinn signed into law the last day of June. “I’m terrified. I think the state is trying... Read more »

News Roundup: Illinois about to get big bill

Illinois will soon have to pay the interest on the $2.2 billion borrowed from the federal government to replenish a depleted Unemployment Insurance Trust Fund. The $250 million interest payment is due in the next 15 months, and is just one in a backlog of unpaid state bills and pension obligations. While the borrowing has... Read more »