Capitol Fax.com - Your Illinois News Radar » Lawsuit: Some social service groups still won’t get paid for work already performed
SUBSCRIBE to Capitol Fax      Advertise Here      Mobile Version     Exclusive Subscriber Content     Updated Posts    Contact
CapitolFax.com
To subscribe to Capitol Fax, click here.
Lawsuit: Some social service groups still won’t get paid for work already performed

Wednesday, Jul 13, 2016

* AP

Social service providers working without pay because of Illinois’ budget troubles say they still haven’t been compensated after lawmakers approved a short-term spending plan. The providers say they will push ahead with a lawsuit to force funding.

The Pay Now Illinois coalition is suing Gov. Bruce Rauner and state agencies because of fallout from the budget impasse. Attorneys for the coalition and Attorney General Lisa Madigan’s office appeared in court Wednesday. Both sides want time to revise court documents to reflect budget developments.

* From the plaintiff’s filing

1. Since the filing of Plaintiffs’ Second Amended Complaint, the General Assembly passed, and Defendant Rauner signed into law Senate Bill 2047—a “stop-gap” budget bill—on June 30th.

2. This budget still fails to provide sufficient funding to fully compensate the plaintiffs for the services they were contracted to perform in fiscal year 2016.

3. Nonetheless, it is a complicated bill that changes the posture of the case sufficiently to warrant an amendment to the complaint. […]

6. Because this “stop-gap” budget does not adequately address the irreparable injury faced by the plaintiffs, and especially in light of the uncertainty regarding how it will be administered, plaintiffs still plan to seek preliminary relief.

7. There are instances in which no money has been appropriated for contracts in fiscal year 2016, and in many cases plaintiffs do not know when or if they will be paid under these contracts at all. As set forth in plaintiffs’ motion for preliminary injunction, many providers have cancelled or are about to cancel programs because there is no money left to pay the staff.

8. However, as the budget does provide appropriations to pay for at least some of the services performed under some of the contracts at issue, plaintiffs seek to file an amended motion for preliminary injunction in order to properly advise the Court of the facts justifying that relief.

Emphasis added for obvious reasons.

Oy.

Some new plaintiffs were added as well. Click here to see the list.

- Posted by Rich Miller        

18 Comments
  1. - wordslinger - Wednesday, Jul 13, 16 @ 2:40 pm:

    Disgraceful, bustout tactics.

    It was only fear of schools not opening that got Rauner to agree to 65 cents on the dollar.

    In that respect, his business practices are exactly the same as the national GOP leader who he went even name.


  2. - Honeybear - Wednesday, Jul 13, 16 @ 2:49 pm:

    You don’t have to pay what doesn’t survive.

    It’s the feature not a bug.

    Gov. and Dr. Rauners tactic all along.


  3. - Oswego Willy - Wednesday, Jul 13, 16 @ 2:51 pm:

    To the Post,

    Important points to remember…

    1) “Who” is named in the lawsuit? “Who”? The others named, “Who” do they work for?

    2) While “some” aren’t in the same position they were before the stop gap, the choices made within the stopgap were chosen by “Who” so that a signature would happen.

    3) The stopgap highlights purposeful choices happening by those “Who” are promoting the crushing of the Social Services net.

    4) When a governor’s word is the basis by which that governor allows groups and organizations to be trapped into a squeezing of the beast, because good people trusted a governor, and that governor signed contracts or won’t honor contracts, purposely, allowing this governor to prey on the good faith to ensnare them.

    Those knowing these things and refusing to acknowledge what’s happening or staying on the sidelines because they personally don’t want to “make waves”…

    … “How do you sleep?”


  4. - Anon221 - Wednesday, Jul 13, 16 @ 2:56 pm:

    I’ve asked before… what happens to payments owed to providers who have been put out of business by this theft? Especially those that dug deep into their own reserves and did not have to go into debt to stay afloat as long as they did. Is that just “savings” for Illinois??? A positive in Rauner’s CEO ledger???


  5. - Mama - Wednesday, Jul 13, 16 @ 3:05 pm:

    “It was only fear of schools not opening that got Rauner to agree to 65 cents on the dollar.”

    wordslinger, now P-12 is taken care of for the year, how will Madigan get Rauner to agree to anything the end of Dec. when the Stopgap budget expires?


  6. - Pawn - Wednesday, Jul 13, 16 @ 3:06 pm:

    Right, OW, this lawsuit directly holds accountable the administration that has chosen the hostage strategy.

    Ron Sandack sleeps on weekends, LOL!


  7. - Mama - Wednesday, Jul 13, 16 @ 3:08 pm:

    “I’ve asked before… what happens to payments owed to providers who have been put out of business by this theft?”

    I sincerely hope those providers are a part of the lawsuit and get what they are owed. The sad part is they may have to declare bankruptcy before they get the money the state owes them.


  8. - @MisterJayEm - Wednesday, Jul 13, 16 @ 3:10 pm:

    Bruce Rauner views Illinois social services as nothing more than a political wedge issue:

    In Illinois there’s been a long-time history of what I would call social service, social justice, a bigger role for government in the safety net than in many other states. I think we can drive a wedge issue in the Democratic Party on that topic

    Bruce Rauner, September 18, 2012. http://wglt.org/post/illinois-issues-social-cost-rauner-v-labor

    And as promised, Rauner is hammering the wedges.

    – MrJM


  9. - steward - Wednesday, Jul 13, 16 @ 3:11 pm:

    Willful… Deliberate… Destruction.

    This is plan B of the “burnitdown agenda.” If unions can’t immediately be destroyed then put some hostages to death so a new private social net and university system can rise from the ashes.

    K-12 were the hostages he wasn’t willing to hold. Social service providers? That is just fine in his book…


  10. - Oswego Willy - Wednesday, Jul 13, 16 @ 3:16 pm:

    - @MisterJayEm -

    Well played. The Administration’s actions mirror perfectly the words of the Private Citizen Rauner just a few short years ago.

    Nothing that is going on is accidental.

    (Hat tip to - Pawn - )


  11. - Stuff Happens - Wednesday, Jul 13, 16 @ 3:19 pm:

    We’ve had to turn away foster placements because agencies aren’t paying stipends for foster care. We’re managing with our current foster children, but we can’t afford to take more — especially with the risk of higher insurance premiums for state employees hanging over our heads.


  12. - Dome Gnome - Wednesday, Jul 13, 16 @ 4:05 pm:

    The link promising a list of new plaintiffs doesn’t deliver. I’d love to see the list.


  13. - Anonymous - Wednesday, Jul 13, 16 @ 4:07 pm:

    Some agencies got zero for contracts, and many more got some but not nearly enough, for FY16 or the first half of FY17. The stopgap may keep some providers going, but it won’t get anyone out of danger.


  14. - Oswego Willy - Wednesday, Jul 13, 16 @ 4:24 pm:

    “Bruce has no social agenda”…

    … as the lawsuit of the quoted President of Ounce continues to be at odds with the person she vouched for less than 2 years ago.

    Wow.


  15. - Pawn - Wednesday, Jul 13, 16 @ 5:28 pm:

    Done Gnome, read the filing. They are listed in it.


  16. - Pawn - Wednesday, Jul 13, 16 @ 5:29 pm:

    Done Gnome, read the filing. The new plaintiffs are listed in it.


  17. - Illinoisvoter - Wednesday, Jul 13, 16 @ 6:12 pm:

    Which side are you on? Can still remember the weight of that book as I read it read it standing
    up in my bookshop. Tom Geoghegan challenging an
    attempt to stiff those who provide to others in
    need well that my friends is about as choice
    as it gets.


  18. - Dome Gnome - Thursday, Jul 14, 16 @ 12:33 pm:

    == Pawn - Wednesday, Jul 13, 16 @ 5:29 pm:
    Dome Gnome, read the filing. The new plaintiffs are listed in it. ==

    Thanks! I must have scanned it too quickly. Missed it the first time.


Sorry, comments for this post are now closed.


* Question of the day
* Russians revived the Chicago Daily News before Twitter shut it down
* Harith Augustus coverage roundup
* Transitions: Baise, Denzler, Demmer, DeWitte, Mazzochi
* Caption contest!
* *** LIVE *** Campaign finance reports
* Rauner denies tacking to the right with Pence praise
* Rauner signs Firearms Restraining Order Act, 72-hour gun purchase waiting period, will veto gun shop regulation bill
* John McGovern: "An honorable man in politics"
* *** UPDATED x1 - Rauner to veto *** Raoul to Rauner: "Get us out of Crosscheck"
* Unclear on the concept
* Mitchell is "a foot in the door for the next generation"
* *** LIVE COVERAGE ***
* Yesterday's stories

Support CapitolFax.com
Visit our advertisers...

...............

...............

...............

...............
<


Loading


* Illinois governor signs two bills to tighten gu.....
* Rauner steps back from Trump praise, but Pritzk.....
* Gov. Rauner intends to veto gun store regulatio.....
* Governor Rauner talks funding for school resour.....
* Rauner signs bill to ease physician assistant h.....
* Gov. Rauner visits Dixon police officer Mark Da.....
* Rauner signs 2 bills to tighten gun restrictions..
* Rauner Honors Dixon Resource Officer..
* Rauner signs pair of gun bills..
* New Law Keeps Guns Away from Those Deemed '.....


* University of Illinois student shot by police faces charges
* Chicago activist demands all footage from police shooting
* SIU trustees vote for ending Randy Dunn’s presidency
* 2 CVS workers lose jobs after cops called on black customer
* Illinois pastor unpaid for FBI, police tips made 2 years ago
* Illinois governor signs 2 bills to tighten gun restrictions
* The Latest: Spokesman says officers can conduct pat downs.
* Correction: CVS-Black Customer story
* Rauner signs gun order of protection, waiting period laws
* Groups getting $11.5 million for children’s mental health

* Gov. Rauner signs two gun control bills, says he'll veto another
* Rauner signs bill to ease physician assistant hiring
* Londrigan outraises Davis in 2nd quarter; Davis has more in fund
* Rauner doesn't want Illinois pulled from multistate voter registration system
* Gov. Rauner signs two gun control bills
* Londrigan outraises Davis in 3rd quarter; Davis has more in fund
* Durbin not confident Illinois election systems are secure
* Jeff Keicher to finish Bob Pritchard's term in Illinois House
* New Illinois program to offer retirement savings plan
* Illinois Governor's Mansion reopens to public

* Ana Dutra resigns as CEO of Executives' Club of Chicago
* University chiefs take a hit from tax bill
* Big Pharma's metabolism is slowing down
* FCC rejects Sinclair plan for TV station sales in Tribune deal


* Pritzker spending $207,000 a day on gov race, swamping Rauner’s $83,000
* San Francisco to consider tax on companies to help homeless
* Netflix sees slow subscriber growth
* Cubs’ Kyle Schwarber falls to Nats’ Bryce Harper in Home Run Derby final
* Protesters march for a third day over police shooting in South Shore
* These Illinois House Republicans hold huge fundraising leads over Dem rivals
* Bears QB Mitch Trubisky: offense ‘more complex, easier to execute’ than in 2017
* Do Cubs — with talent everywhere — need ‘Bryzzo’ to lead them in second half?
* Man shot while walking in Englewood
* Rauner steps back from Trump praise, but Pritzker pounces


* Cubs' Kyle Schwarber falls to Bryce Harper in Home Run Derby final; Javier Baez eliminated in first round
* Man and woman hit by stray bullets less than block from scene of police shooting
* Lava crashes through roof of Hawaii tour boat, injuring 23
* Trump hands Putin a diplomatic triumph by casting doubt on U.S. intelligence agencies
* Bashed for taking $2,750 from for-profit immigrant detention company, Chicago alderman says he's donating $5K to pro-immigrant group
* 4th Wheaton College football player enters guilty plea in hazing case
* Oprah Winfrey among 9 large-scale donors to give money to Obama Foundation
* 'This is the type of offense I should be in' Mitch Trubisky talks Matt Nagy, new Bears scheme and striving for success in preseason Q&A
* ESPN to feature former Bulls star Jimmy Butler granting the wish of ailing Wisconsin teen
* Emanuel's mayoral challengers question, defend weekend fatal police shooting


» CHA Seniors File Complaint Over Missing Grab Bars
» Cook County Commissioners Confounded By Hiring Of Health System Consultant
» Third Party Candidates for Governor; Student Loans & Retirement Saving; New Illinois Made Makers
» CPD Officer Shoots And Kills Man In South Shore
» Durbin Says He Hasn't Taken Position on SCOTUS Pick — Also Has Doubts About Election Security
» Look Inside The Renovated Governor's Mansion
» Angry Crowd Protests After Chicago Police Fatally Shoot Man
» Chicago Police: Man Killed By Police Appeared To Be Armed
» State Week: SCOTUS Nominee, Dan Ryan Protest, Misleading Ads


* EJ Dionne: Will the blue wave start in Jersey?
* Their View: 'Everybody needed to know what happened to Emmett Till'
* Gov. Rauner signs two gun control bills, says he'll veto another
* Rauner signs bill to ease physician assistant hiring
* Londrigan outraises Davis in 2nd quarter; Davis has more in fund
* Rauner doesn't want Illinois pulled from multistate voter registration system
* Gov. Rauner signs two gun control bills
* Londrigan outraises Davis in 3rd quarter; Davis has more in fund
* Durbin not confident Illinois election systems are secure
* Jeff Keicher to finish Bob Pritchard's term in Illinois House


* SIU president’s departure won’t end universities’ problems, SIUE speakers tell trustees
* Boulton intends to stay in Iowa Senate despite allegations
* Johnston City park to be named after Michael Dean, who died in 2006 crash
* East St. Louis woman charged with using cord to choke, beat 9-year-old
* Troy couple injured in three-vehicle crash
* Two charged with burglarizing rural home; one escapes from custody
* Sleepy driver cited in crash on I-64, police say
* Boil order issued in Murphysboro
* Get ready Decatur: America In Bloom judges arrive Wednesday
* Five at 5: Rauner signs pair of gun control measures and 4 other stories to see


* The Latest: Harper, Schwarber advance to HR Derby finals
* Families build cardboard forts at Wauconda library
* The next senior World Cup is in France, not Qatar
* Harper's future is shadow hanging over DC's All-Star moment
* AP editor Sue Manning dies; gave world LA's biggest stories

* Illinois Dems Blast Trump On Twitter After...
* Seeking clarity on racial disparities, Dem...
* These Illinois House Republicans hold huge...
* Thousands try to catch 'em all at '...
* Illinois lawmakers pile on Trump/Putin sum...
* Illinois Dems Blast Trump On Twitter After...
* Donald Trump's Unhinging of Republican...
* Illinois lawmakers pile on Trump/Putin sum...
* Trump-Putin Press Conference Slammed By Lo...
* Illinois Dems Blast Trump On Twitter After...

* Area lawmakers condemn Trump comments of R......
* Local politicians react to Trump, Putin su......
* Guest column: Senators show bias against r......
* Rep. Brad Schneider Slams Trump Press Conf......
* 2 Democratic senators, 3 House Republicans......

* Local politicians react to Trump, Putin su......
* Trump's Own Team: He 'Looked Incre......
* QC lawmakers have different responses to T......
* Illinois lawmakers pile on Trump/Putin sum......
* Tammy Duckworth says Putin has turn......

* SportsMondayWednesday: On The Road To The All-Star Game
* The Weekend In Chicago Rock
* Capitol Fax: Harith Augustus coverage roundup
* The Lost Children Of Chon Thanh
* The Week In Chicago Rock
* Strip Mall Preservation
* More high school grads than ever are going to college, but 1 in 5 will quit
* Online learning is helping Louisiana inmates stay out of prison
* EdX Engineers Are Building a Transferrable Student Records Tool
* Lies, Damned Lies and Rankings


* Gov. Rauner meets one of oldest living WWII veterans
* IDOT reopening lanes where possible for July 4 travel
* Bellock named DHFS director
* Follow-Up Samples from the Illinois River Show No Microcystins
* Illinois Department of Public Health Heat Safety Tips

  
* Pocket Nightcap: Can you really afford Amazon Prime Day?
* Kodak KashMiner 'scam' halted: Report
* 2018 Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime Plus may come with an iris scanner
* ​Bank of Queensland targets small business with Square partnership
* Verizon is starting to phase out 3G handsets - will no longer activate them
* NBN: There were more faults on fibre than satellite at launch
* Jeff Bezos plans to charge upwards of $300,000 for a ticket to space

* Super Stats Pack: Team Stats
* Live round-by-round HR Derby results
* Abreu back on All-Star stage with veteran poise
* White Sox' Jose Abreu hopes to stay beyond 2019 — and wi...
* They said it: Chicago White Sox in the first half
* Dingerthread: 2018 MLB Home Run Derby
* Dingerthread: 2018 MLB Home Run Derby


Main Menu
Home
Illinois
YouTube
Pundit rankings
Obama
Subscriber Content
Durbin
Burris
Blagojevich Trial
Advertising
Updated Posts
Polls

Archives
July 2018
June 2018
May 2018
April 2018
March 2018
February 2018
January 2018
December 2017
November 2017
October 2017
September 2017
August 2017
July 2017
June 2017
May 2017
April 2017
March 2017
February 2017
January 2017
December 2016
November 2016
October 2016
September 2016
August 2016
July 2016
June 2016
May 2016
April 2016
March 2016
February 2016
January 2016
December 2015
November 2015
October 2015
September 2015
August 2015
July 2015
June 2015
May 2015
April 2015
March 2015
February 2015
January 2015
December 2014
November 2014
October 2014
September 2014
August 2014
July 2014
June 2014
May 2014
April 2014
March 2014
February 2014
January 2014
December 2013
November 2013
October 2013
September 2013
August 2013
July 2013
June 2013
May 2013
April 2013
March 2013
February 2013
January 2013
December 2012
November 2012
October 2012
September 2012
August 2012
July 2012
June 2012
May 2012
April 2012
March 2012
February 2012
January 2012
December 2011
November 2011
October 2011
September 2011
August 2011
July 2011
June 2011
May 2011
April 2011
March 2011
February 2011
January 2011
December 2010
November 2010
October 2010
September 2010
August 2010
July 2010
June 2010
May 2010
April 2010
March 2010
February 2010
January 2010
December 2009
November 2009
October 2009
September 2009
August 2009
July 2009
June 2009
May 2009
April 2009
March 2009
February 2009
January 2009
December 2008
November 2008
October 2008
September 2008
August 2008
July 2008
June 2008
May 2008
April 2008
March 2008
February 2008
January 2008
December 2007
November 2007
October 2007
September 2007
August 2007
July 2007
June 2007
May 2007
April 2007
March 2007
February 2007
January 2007
December 2006
November 2006
October 2006
September 2006
August 2006
July 2006
June 2006
May 2006
April 2006
March 2006
February 2006
January 2006
December 2005
April 2005
March 2005
February 2005
January 2005
December 2004
November 2004
October 2004

Blog*Spot Archives
November 2005
October 2005
September 2005
August 2005
July 2005
June 2005
May 2005

Syndication

RSS Feed 2.0
Comments RSS 2.0
WordPress




Hosted by MCS SUBSCRIBE to Capitol Fax Advertise Here Mobile Version Contact Rich Miller