"Gov. Quinn is staying on his course, no matter how detrimental the
outcome to hardworking and struggling families in this state. I
would like to see the governor more engaged in finding solutions to
our fiscal mess."
Brauer continued: "No one is talking about
entitlements. It's important that we put our entitlement programs
back into balance and take the spending pressure off the pensions.
Actually, Medicaid spending in Illinois has doubled in the past five
years, and we must implement those ‘hard fixes' by improving
oversight to cut fraud as well as add residency and recertification
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