May 1, 2012
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This article summarizes the Civic Federation’s FY2013 State of Illinois Recommended Budget Analysis, which supports Governor Pat Quinn’s proposed budget as the first budget since the crisis began to offer real solutions to the State’s financial problems. It highlights the Civic Federation’s concern that more information is needed to confirm the projected savings of the Governor’s pension plan. The Federation also recommends that the State carefully monitor changes in the Medicaid program and make additional changes if projected savings are not achieved.