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May 13, 2013

Watchdog group says state must address pensions



The Civic Federation supports a Medicaid expansion citing the boost of federal funding for the state, an issue lawmakers are expected to consider in the coming weeks. The Illinois Senate has approved a measure authorizing expansion and the House could take it up soon; Quinn is in favor.

The watchdog group also calls for improvements to how budget proposal information is released to the public, a better process allowing lawmakers and Quinn to work from previously agreed-upon revenue projections when it comes to the budget and a more transparent process when it comes to capital spending.

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