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State struggled to assess contractor's bills

Austin American-Statesman

State struggled to assess contractor's bills

Illinois lawmakers punt on pensions as $85B liability grows - Joilet Herald News

heraldnews.suntimes.com

SPRINGFIELD — The state’s biggest bill, already at $85 billion, will keep growing.Civic and business groups had hoped lawmakers would cut government pension costs during the fall legislative session. But those hopes ran smack into the reality of union strength, politics and the Illinois Constitution. The session ended without any decisions, either on reducing benefits or making up for state government skimping on past pension contributions.

Bill Cotterell: Hard times clip vacation payout for some state workers | Tallahassee Democrat | tallahassee.com

Tallahassee Democrat

Bill Cotterell: Hard times clip vacation payout for some state workers

State workers prodded to get healthy or pay more | savannahnow.com

savannahnow.com

State workers prodded to get healthy or pay more