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Illinois Pension Debt Vs. Revenue Worst in Country

State’s three-year average liability over revenue is 258 percent.


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Moody’s Downgrades Debt of 7 Illinois Universities

Illinois now has the lowest credit rating of any state in the country, largely because of its unpaid bills and $100 billion in unfunded retirement plans for state employees.


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Missouri Senators Cite Credit Concerns About Medicaid

Gov. Jay Nixon’s plan to expand Medicaid health care coverage in Missouri has encountered a new wrinkle of opposition from some lawmakers.


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Pension Chaos Could Lower Illinois’ Credit Rating

Illinois’ credit rating is already the lowest of any state. The decline would make it more expensive to borrow money.


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