Despite cash crunch, state must pay Medicaid
SPRINGFIELD — With some understatement, U.S. District Judge Joan H. Lefkow summarized the task for the state official who manages Illinois’ checkbook: “unenviable.”It was that way before this week, as limited revenue and an ongoing budget dispute have forced the comptroller to prioritize certain payments over others. That’s led to credit downgrades, multiple lawsuits and a bill backlog that …
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