Thursday, Jun 15, 2017 - Posted by Rich Miller
* Public Radio…
Dozens of Illinois social service providers asked a St.Clair County judge to make Illinois pay for work they’ve already done.
Gov. Bruce Rauner’s administration has continued signing contracts with the groups, even as he has vetoed the General Assembly’s attempts to appropriate money.
Andrea Durbin, leader of the coalition, said Illinois knows what it’s doing.
“What they’re doing is they’re banking on — in the most cynical way — they’re banking on the fact that we give a damn,” she said, “and we won’t turn our backs on these clients, we won’t shove them out into the streets, that we won’t lay off our employees until it’s impossible for us to do anything else.”
An appellate court ruling is expected today on this matter. It will be posted here, so keep an eye on that page.