Under Gov. Bruce Rauner, Illinois has again extended a welfare waiver covering able-bodied adults without dependents (ABAWDs) when other states, with their economies expanding, are reverting to the cost-saving reforms enacted in 1996 under then-President Bill Clinton.
Illinois’ unpaid vendor debt dipped below $9 billion for the week ending Jan. 10, continuing a downward trend that has seen debt steadily decline ever since hitting a record-high of nearly $17 billion.
Illinois state government lowered its fees for forming and maintaining Limited Liability Companies (LLCs). Setting up an LLC now costs $150, down from $500. And maintaining one costs $75, down from $250 per year.
Fixing the College Illinois prepaid tuition program, which closed to new investors last summer after falling $320 million short of its obligations, will not be easy and a taxpayer bailout is likely, Rep. Brad Halbrook (R-Shelbyville) said during a recent interview.
U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Illinois) said he has asked Gov. Bruce Rauner to come up with a better plan to protect servicemen at the Quincy Veterans Home from an ongoing outbreak of Legionnaires' Disease.