CHICAGO – If creating havoc for the State of Illinois was a form of art, Governor Bruce Rauner would be Michelangelo. Just three weeks removed from a narrowly-avoided statewide financial meltdown, he's back at work on his latest masterpiece, plunging the state into a school funding crisis, and blaming everyone but himself.
CHICAGO – The Office of Illinois Comptroller Susana Mendoza released a total of $740 million in Medicaid payments this week. In part, these payments help satisfy a June court order requiring the state to pay at least $586 million in Medicaid vouchers in the month of July.
CHICAGO – After more than seven months without state funding, I am relieved to see our universities are finally on the road to recovery. Higher education is the backbone of our economy. Disinvesting in educating the next generation is both morally and fiscally unsound.