IIFS Blog Archive: February 2010
The State of Illinois’ underfunding of its retirement systems is a growing source of pressure on the State’s operating budget and an increasing focus of national attention. In a recent report by the Pew Center on the States, Illinois was found to be in the worst shape of any state with...
The State’s fiscal crisis is causing substantial difficulties for residents, state workers, state service providers and other governments. Budget cuts in early FY2010, which began July 1, led to reductions in state-funded services for some of Illinois’ lowest income citizens. Now, with...
The State of Illinois has unveiled more details about its plan to enroll elderly and disabled Medicaid recipients in health maintenance organizations (HMOs) and has announced that the plan is expected to save taxpayers nearly $200 million over five years.
Although the Governor and General Assembly enacted laws to provide for ethics reform and campaign finance reform last year, much needed fiscal reform of the State’s budget has yet to make it to the top of the legislative agenda in Illinois.