February 28, 2013

Illinois Senate Approves Medicaid Expansion

An expansion of Medicaid under President Barack Obama's health care overhaul is one step closer in Illinois. The state Senate passed the expansion 40-19 on Thursday, sending the bill to the House.


Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew
(United States Department of State)
February 27, 2013

Senate Confirms Lew As Treasury Secretary

The Senate on Wednesday confirmed Jacob Lew to be Treasury secretary, affirming President Barack Obama's choice of a budget expert at a time when Congress and the White House are at odds over sharp government spending cuts.


February 26, 2013

U of I President: Sequester Could Hurt Research Funding

University of Illinois officials are waiting to see exactly how the federal budget sequestration will affect their research programs. But university President Robert Easter said they stand to lose $65 million out of their $813 million research budget.


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