Quinn said Friday that
Senate Bill 178 would have limited
"transparency, competition and fairness" in the state's procurement
The bill would have given the Commission on Government Forecasting
and Accountability the authority to accept or reject state health
care contracts. The bipartisan commission is made up of state
Quinn says such authority lies with the executive branch alone.
The bill was introduced after a bidding process that replaced the
state's longtime insurance provider. That provider is now suing the
State Rep. Naomi Jakobsson, who sponsored the bill in the House,
says the measure would have extended the current contract for two
years as the issue is resolved.
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