Lacking support for his massive $8.75 billion borrowing proposal, Governor Pat Quinn is now floating a new $2 billion “emergency” borrowing scheme, according to Senator Tim Bivins.

Also during the week, five public hearings to solicit public input on the state’s redistricting process were announced. Notably absent from the schedule are hearings in any suburban collar county communities, as well as any community south of Springfield.

Governor Quinn has floated a plan to borrow $2 billion in short-term loans he says are needed in part so Illinois can qualify for higher Medicaid reimbursement rates that are scheduled to drop to lower levels in July." />

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