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Senate deals Pritzker first veto override Senate deals Pritzker first veto override

Senate deals Pritzker first veto override

Democratic Gov. JB Pritzker was dealt his first veto override Wednesday when the state Senate voted overwhelmingly to pass a bill that retroactively extends a sales tax exemption for aircraft parts and equipment.

‘Major flaws’ as state transitions former foster children to Medicaid managed care ‘Major flaws’ as state transitions former foster children to Medicaid managed care

‘Major flaws’ as state transitions former foster children to Medicaid managed care

An estimated 2,500 children and young adults in Illinois who had been in the custody of the state’s foster care system within the last year abruptly lost their health coverage on Feb. 1. That was just one of many problems that occurred over the weekend when the state shifted some 19,000 former foster children into its privatized “managed care” health coverage system.

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