Millionaire venture capitalist Bruce Rauner officially announced
his GOP candidacy for Illinois’ 2014 gubernatorial race Wednesday,
saying he plans to target “government union bosses” the he believes are responsible
for the state’s fiscal crisis.
Illinois’ decision to provide Medicare-eigible state retirees with private insurance, called a Medicare Advantage
policy, has come under fire from union representatives who say they want
the opportunity to choose federal coverage.
Illinois higher education officials and House Speaker Michael Madigan have reached an agreement that says the state's public colleges and universities will begin to pick up their employees' pension tab.
Following Illinois’ decision to no longer provide Medicare
supplemental coverage for the largest state employee union, state officials say they are looking to address concerns that a replacement policy could potentially limit Medicare-eligible individuals’ access to doctors.