Report: Illinois' Unpaid Bills Could Reach $14B Next YearThe temporary budget agreement between Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner and Democrats who run the Legislature adds to the state's fiscal problems.
St. Louis City's Gets a Downgrade From MoodyMoody's Attributes It to City's weak socioeconomic profile
Illinois Pension Debt Vs. Revenue Worst in CountryState's three-year average liability over revenue is 258 percent.
Moody's Downgrades Debt of 7 Illinois UniversitiesIllinois 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.
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.
Pension Chaos Could Lower Illinois' Credit RatingIllinois' credit rating is already the lowest of any state. The decline would make it more expensive to borrow money.