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Illinois Medicaid officials vow to improve services Illinois Medicaid officials vow to improve services

Illinois Medicaid officials vow to improve services

Officials in charge of managing the Illinois Medicaid program told state lawmakers they are focused on improving services and reducing the program’s cost to taxpayers, but that will depend on whether lawmakers are willing to impose a new tax on insurance companies.

Disabled persons, lawmakers look to phase out road blocks to living wage Disabled persons, lawmakers look to phase out road blocks to living wage

Disabled persons, lawmakers look to phase out road blocks to living wage

Illinois lawmakers are looking to phase out a system which allows certain employers to pay disabled persons far less than the statutory minimum wage that applies to all other state workers. Provisions in the federal Fair Labor Standards Act section 14C allow employers to obtain a certificate to hire individuals at less than minimum wage, and advocates say a review of state records shows...
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State Rep. Tim Butler, the ranking Republican on the House Redistricting Committee, talks about the GOP's proposal for an independent redistricting commission.

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