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Quinn calls pension session after credit downgrade
SPRINGFIELD (AP) — Whammed by Illinois' second credit-rating downgrade this week because of the pension debacle, Gov. Pat Quinn moved swiftly Thursday to call lawmakers into a special session "to finish their job" after adjourning the spring session last week without a resolution.Continued ...
Illinois-run insurance marketplace stalls again
CHICAGO (AP) — Federal officials could end up overseeing the new Illinois health insurance marketplace for years to come after lawmakers in Springfield balked again at a full embrace of President Barack Obama's health care law.Continued ...
Quinn prepared to call special session on pensions
CHICAGO (AP) — Gov. Pat Quinn dangled the possibility Tuesday that he'll call lawmakers back for a special session on Illinois' nearly $100 billion pension crisis, but he pressed Senate President John Cullerton and House Speaker Michael Madigan to first agree on a fix.Continued ...
Ill. Legislature passes concealed carry law
SPRINGFIELD (AP) — Illinois would become the last state in the nation to allow the public possession of concealed firearms with a bill approved Friday by the state Legislature.Continued ...
House OKs Medicaid expansion, 'puppy lemon' law
SPRINGFIELD (AP) — Illinois lawmakers moved forward Monday on a historic expansion of Medicaid and adding more protections for pet owners, but heavy lifting on the state's most pressing issues — pensions, a budget, expanded gambling, gay marriage and gun control — remained with the clock ticking toward a Friday deadline.Continued ...
Ill. House approves guns plan opposed by governor
SPRINGFIELD (AP) — Gun owners could carry concealed weapons in Illinois, the last state in the nation to prohibit it, under legislation that swept through the House Friday with the backing of the powerful Democratic speaker from Chicago, a longtime proponent of firearms restrictions.Continued ...
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- Quinn calls pension session after credit downgrade