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Health Care Reform: Rep John Bradley Wins Approval of Plan to Draw Child Psychiatrists to Southern Illinois

(Springfield, IL) — March 23, 2010. The Illinois House attempted a little health care reform of its own today by approving a bill to help draw child psychiatrists to chronically under-served southern Illinois. The House voted 114-0 for legislation, House Bill 5053 sponsored State Rep. John Bradley (D-Marion), that creates a program in the Illinois … Continue reading »

Illinois Budget: House Committee Backs Rep Don Moffitt Bill to Lower Fire Station Loan Repayments

(Chicago, IL) — February 19, 2010. Since cash has run dry in local governments and in Springfield, Illinois lawmakers are pushing all sorts of borrowing bills this year, for universities, community colleges, Medicaid, etc. In the latest borrowing scheme, the Illinois House Fire Protection Committee yesterday approved, 4-0, legislation, House Bill 4710, sponsored by State … Continue reading »

Illinois Legislature: House Panel Oks Rep Don Moffit Bill to Ban Cigarette Lighters that Resemble “Goofy”, “Smurfs”, “Tinky Winky”, Etc.

(Springfield, IL) — February 16, 2010. From the Department of Your Tax Dollars at Work, an Illinois House panel yesterday approved legislation that would ban the sale of cigarette lighters that resemble “Goofy”, “Smurfs”, “Tinky Winky” and other cartoon characters. Uh, huh. The Illinois House Consumer Protection Committee found time yesterday to approve unanimously, 13-0, … Continue reading »

Illinois Budget: Fiscal Crisis Strikes Senators Dan Duffy, Pam Althoff; Reps Mike Bost, Mike Smith, Others

(Springfield, IL) — February 11, 2010. Illinois’ deadbeat status is now reaching into politicians’ pockets, as lawmakers face “past due” bills for office rent, medical charges and other payments. Some lawmakers are facing up to $10,000 in late payments and it’s starting to take its toll. State Senator Dan Duffy (R-Barrington) said the state has … Continue reading »

Gov. Pat Quinn Signs Schoenberg, Reitz Law to Grab $1.15 Billion from Feds for Illinois Hospitals

(Chicago, IL) — November 20, 2009. Governor Pat Quinn signed legislation at a press conference today that could draw an estimated $1.15 billion in new federal Medicaid dollars to Illinois to help speed payments to thousands of local hospitals, fund social service providers, and provide relief to the state’s beleaguered budget. “Trucking off to Children’s … Continue reading »

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