September 18, 2013

Illinois Supreme Court Hears Health Insurance Case

The Illinois Supreme Court heard arguments on Wednesday in a case that asks whether state government retirees should have to pay premiums for health insurance. The case could affect how the state tries to solve its budget-busting pension problem.


Tom Cross
(Seth Perlman/AP)
September 18, 2013

Cross Announces Bid For Illinois Treasurer

House Republican Leader Tom Cross says he's running for Illinois treasurer because the office has more opportunity than ever before in helping turn around Illinois' financial woes.


Copies of President Obama's proposed budget plan for fiscal year 2014 are prepared for delivery at the U.S. Government Printing Office in Washington in April 2013.
(J. Scott Applewhite/AP)
September 17, 2013

CBO Report Warns Of Long-Term Debt Problems

There's plenty of fodder for deficit hawks in a new report from the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office. In short, the future looks grim.


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