Illinois hospitals, doctors getting big payday from state, but ‘unpaid bills’ problem remains

SPRINGFIELD (Illinois News Network) — Hospitals, doctors offices, nursing homes, and pharmacies across Illinois are in line for a huge payday this week. The state of Illinois is finally paying off about $9 billion in old Medicaid and other medical bills. Danny Chun, spokesman for the Illinois Health and Hospital Association, says hospitals More...

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By Illinois News Network On Monday, November 13th, 2017
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Lawmakers are done for 2017. Will they get anything done in 2018?

SPRINGFIELD (Illinois News Network) — State lawmakers wrapped up veto session last week and aren’t expected back in Springfield until late January, when some want the focus on economic and spending reforms. The More...

By Illinois News Network On Monday, November 13th, 2017
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Decatur manufacturer supports Rauner push to lower income and property tax burden

DECATUR (Illinois News Network) — Gov. Bruce Rauner says he wants to lower the state’s income tax, and one central Illinois manufacturer says that will help. Kicking off a statewide campaign swing Monday More...

By Illinois News Network On Monday, November 13th, 2017
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Despite outflow of high earners, Democratic gubernatorial candidates push progressive tax

CHICAGO (Illinois News Network) — With an entire year until the 2018 election for Illinois governor, instituting a progressive tax is already emerging as a battleground topic in the race. In one of his newest More...

By Associated Press On Monday, November 13th, 2017
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With new ballot access, Libertarian Party awaits candidates

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The failed campaign for president last year by former New Mexico Gov. Gary Johnson should provide Libertarian candidates with ready access to the ballot in 2018 as a major party, after he More...

By Jake Leonard On Monday, November 13th, 2017
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Wisconsin gubernatorial race: Libertarian candidate offers a break from two-party bickering

MADISON, Wis. (Heartland Newsfeed) — Despite many Democratic contenders for governor of Wisconsin next year, Republican Gov. Scott Walker considers them pretty much the same. “…it doesn’t More...

By Reuters On Saturday, November 11th, 2017
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Kentucky clerk opposed to same-sex marriage running for 2018 re-election

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Reuters) – The Kentucky county clerk who drew worldwide attention for her refusal to issue marriage licenses to gay couples two years ago will run for re-election next year, her attorney said More...

By Eric Kirchberg On Friday, November 10th, 2017
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Rotheimer: House hopeful says Rep. Yingling doesn’t listen to constitutents

ROUND LAKE (Heartland Newsfeed) — Denise Rotheimer wants to let the residents of Illinois’ 62nd House District that she’s listening. “Many of the constituents here are upset about high property More...

By Eric Kirchberg On Wednesday, November 8th, 2017
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Gubernatorial hopeful Pritzker receives endorsement from state senator Manar

SPRINGFIELD (Heartland Newsfeed) — During a campaign event in Springfield Wednesday morning, State Senator Andy Manar (D-Bunker Hill) announced his endorsement of Democratic gubernatorial hopeful JB Pritzker. The More...

By Jake Leonard On Tuesday, November 7th, 2017
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Kathie Glass announces bid for third opportunity at Texas’ top executive office

AUSTIN (Heartland Newsfeed) — Retired attorney Kathie Glass of Houston, who recently called out Governor Greg Abbott for cronyism and pandering to special interests, announced her bid Monday in hopes of representing More...

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