SPRINGFIELD, Ill. | Illinois' cigarette tax revenue more than doubled in July compared with the same period last year, state officials said.
SPRINGFIELD | Illinois' $1-per-pack cigarette tax increase isn't bringing in as much money as lawmakers had originally hoped, according to state figures.
INDIANAPOLIS | State Sen. Karen Tallian, D-Ogden Dunes, will lead the effort to expand Indiana's Medicaid program under the Affordable Care Act, potentially providing health coverage to about 400,000 additional low-income Hoosiers at little cost to the state.
INDIANAPOLIS | Indiana could fully implement the Affordable Care Act and provide Medicaid health coverage to a half million uninsured Hoosiers for at least four years without requiring any new revenue.
Indiana should increase its tax on tobacco from under a dollar to at least $2 a pack to match those of Illinois and Michigan. This would have three benefits:
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. | Gov. Pat Quinn, trying to close a $2.7 billion hole in the health program for poor Illinoisans, offered a plan Thursday that would toss about 215,000 people off Medicaid, raise cigarette taxes and cut payments to doctors and hospitals.
VALPARAISO | Don't bet that Porter County officials aren't glad to have casino gambling in Northwest Indiana.
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