DECATUR— It’s the largest procurement in Illinois history. And all that the legislature and I asked for was a little transparency. Governor Rauner decided to shrink the number of Managed Care Organizations serving Illinois Medicaid patients, from 12 to six. Or seven. It’s not clear.
CHICAGO — The 3.5 percent rate the state of Illinois received on its competitive bond offering Tuesday will serve state taxpayers much better than the interest rates of up to 12 percent the state pays on parts of its bill backlog now. Once the negotiated sale is complete, my office will leverage federal matching funds to get taxpayers a good return on their investment and we will move swiftly to pay down the highest-interest-accruing parts of the state’s debt.
PINCKNEYVILLE — Illinois Comptroller Susana A. Mendoza is pleased to announce the recent hiring of Josh Downs as her office’s Southern Region Outreach Coordinator. The Comptroller is also announcing today that she has established an office in Southern Illinois, located in the Perry County Government Building, south of Pinckneyville, on State Routes 13-127.