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Lawmakers push for Medicaid managed care reform Lawmakers push for Medicaid managed care reform

Lawmakers push for Medicaid managed care reform

“We have a broken managed care program in Illinois, and it’s threatening the very future of our health care providers and the patients they serve all around this state,” Senate Majority Leader Kimberly Lightford said Tuesday during a news conference unveiling legislation she says will reform the system.

Southern Illinois seeks funding for campuses, highway expansion Southern Illinois seeks funding for campuses, highway expansion

Southern Illinois seeks funding for campuses, highway expansion

Local officials from southern Illinois told state lawmakers Monday their highest priorities in a hoped-for public works package are upgrades to college and university campuses and expansion of regional highways. That expansion would include a proposed “Southwest Illinois Connector” linking the Carbondale and Murphysboro areas to the eastern edge of the St. Louis metropolitan area.
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A new survey of Illinois school districts shows a large and persistent teacher shortage that is getting worse in many parts of the state. The Capitol News Illinois team takes a close look at the numbers statewide and in some particular regions.

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