Seeking a redraw of the state’s General Assembly redistricting map that Senator Tim Bivins says violates the United States Constitution, the Illinois Constitution and the Federal Voting Rights Act of 1965, Republicans and concerned citizens filed a federal lawsuit July 20 to invalidate the 2011 legislative boundaries.

In other news, the Illinois Comptroller released a detailed analysis of the state’s fiscal year 2010, and lawmakers and state officials began exploring available options after the Obama Administration moved to undo key anti-fraud provisions of a bipartisan Medicaid Reform package approved in January." />

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