Darlene Senger http://wuis.org en ACA Navigator Program Under Question http://wuis.org/post/aca-navigator-program-under-question <div style="margin:0;"><font color="black" face="Tahoma" size="2"><span dir="ltr" style="font-size:10pt;"><font face="Times New Roman" size="3"><span style="font-size:12pt;"><font face="Calibri">Republicans are calling for a review of the state’s management of Affordable Care Act navigators. Lee Strubinger has the report.</font></span></font></span></font><font color="black" face="Tahoma" size="2"><span dir="ltr" style="font-size:10pt;"><font face="Times New Roman" size="3"><span style="font-size:12pt;"><font face="Calibri">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </font></span></font></span></font> Thu, 06 Feb 2014 16:52:22 +0000 Lee Strubinger 18419 at http://wuis.org ACA Navigator Program Under Question How They Finally Passed A Pension Overhaul http://wuis.org/post/how-they-finally-passed-pension-overhaul <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Illinois General Assembly approved </span><a href="http://ilga.gov/legislation/BillStatus.asp?GAID=12&amp;GA=98&amp;DocNum=1&amp;DocTypeID=SB&amp;SessionID=85&amp;LegID=68366&amp;SpecSess=&amp;Session=" style="line-height: 1.5;">sweeping cuts</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> to state employee pensions Tuesday. The move comes after years of stalemate over how to address a hundred-billion dollar liability — the worst-funded pension plans of any state.</span></p> Wed, 04 Dec 2013 07:16:27 +0000 Brian Mackey 14275 at http://wuis.org How They Finally Passed A Pension Overhaul Legislators Skip Town Early http://wuis.org/post/legislators-skip-town-early <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Illinois legislators were supposed to meet this week for three days as part of the fall veto session; instead they left Springfield after only two.</p><p>Little was accomplished during that time. Despite competing rallies, the Illinois House did not vote on legalizing same-sex marriage, whether state agencies, including the state police, will receive additional money remains unsettled, and there was no action on Illinois' pensions, which are the worst-funded in the nation.</p> Thu, 24 Oct 2013 12:08:00 +0000 Amanda Vinicky 11577 at http://wuis.org Legislators Skip Town Early Rep: Pension Shift Would Cost Schools Nothing http://wuis.org/post/rep-pension-shift-would-cost-schools-nothing <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Members of the Illinois House continued pushing for their version of a pension overhaul Tuesday. The latest twist could affect how public school teachers' pensions are funded. Brian Mackey has more.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">One of the more contentious issues in the debate over government pensions in Springfield has been who should pay for teachers' retirement benefits.</span></p> Tue, 28 May 2013 22:19:22 +0000 Brian Mackey 3383 at http://wuis.org Rep: Pension Shift Would Cost Schools Nothing House: Senate Plan Only Knocks 5-Percent Off Pension Debt http://wuis.org/post/house-senate-plan-only-knocks-5-percent-pension-debt <p></p><p style="font-size: 16px; margin-bottom: 24px; color: rgb(68, 68, 68); font-family: Georgia, 'Bitstream Charter', serif;">A state pension overhaul backed by government employee unions may save only half of what advocates had promised.&nbsp; That underscores an ongoing battle between the House and Senate over pensions, with only ten days left in the legislative session. &nbsp;</p><p style="font-size: 16px; margin-bottom: 24px; color: rgb(68, 68, 68); font-family: Georgia, 'Bitstream Charter', serif;">&nbsp;</p> Tue, 21 May 2013 22:45:45 +0000 Amanda Vinicky 3029 at http://wuis.org House: Senate Plan Only Knocks 5-Percent Off Pension Debt