A plan to redesign Illinois’ Community Care Program has sparked controversy, with Gov. Bruce Rauner arguing that it is necessary to curtail the costs of a growing elderly populations and detractors arguing that it could cost the state more in the long run.
Gov. Bruce Rauner’s office has lost or terminated 21 staffers in the wake of the passage of a contentious budget plan and an unpopular tax hike on July 6, which many saw as a major political defeat for Rauner and many GOP lawmakers.
Gov. Bruce Rauner added several key communication personnel to his team on Monday, further shaking up his staff following a major political defeat when the Illinois General Assembly overrode his vetoes on a budget and spending plan.
While state lawmakers ended a two-year budget impasse, the measures adopted by the Illinois Legislature will not fix the state's fiscal mess, an analyst who co-wrote a paper that places the state 49th in long-run solvency told the Sangamon Sun.