Governor Quinn says the bill has “major ethical shortcomings.”
Longtime Illinois state employees could be on the verge of losing the free health insurance they get in retirement.
The bill would have required legislative approval before a governor could shut down facilities.
Quinn released returns Friday showing he paid $7,750 in Illinois income taxes for 2011.
Backers say SB 1849 would raise $200 million/year, create thousands of jobs.
The governor also rejected 136 clemency requests.
Ill. Gov. says more homes suffered damage than originally believed.
Gov. Pat Quinn made clear Wednesday that he fears Illinois is on the verge of a financial meltdown
Lawmakers put much of Quinn’s framework into a bill but didn’t call it for a vote last week.
CHICAGO (AP) Illinois lawmakers are hustling to close loopholes in government pension plans to prevent abuses. They’ve already passed laws changing retirement provisions for future employees. But so far this fall, they’ve been almost silent […]