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New law provides $700 million for nursing home staffing New law provides $700 million for nursing home staffing

New law provides $700 million for nursing home staffing

Gov. JB Pritzker signed legislation Tuesday that will pump an additional $700 million annually into Medicaid-funded nursing homes, provided they use that money to increase staff and wages in their facilities.

Former lawmaker sentenced in bribery scheme Former lawmaker sentenced in bribery scheme

Former lawmaker sentenced in bribery scheme

Former state Rep. Luis Arroyo was sentenced this week to nearly five years in prison for his role in a bribery scheme involving a state senator and one of Arroyo’s private lobbying clients who sought favorable legislation for the sweepstakes gambling industry.

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Republican legislators in the General Assembly have chosen new leadership in both the House and Senate. Sen. John Curran and Rep. Tony McCombie each met members of the media after their wins. Listen to their interviews on the latest edition of Capitol Cast.

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