Ahead of the governor's budget address in which he says he will address Medicaid funding, budget director David Vaught says the outlook isn’t bright. Speaking at a Senate Budget Committee hearing, Vaught says his three-year budget outlook released in January keeps Medicaid spending flat, but acknowledges that won’t be reality.
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“That’s in some ways unrealistic because we know the liability is going up much greater than that,” Vaught said. Gov. Pat Quinn has said he’s interested in three areas where the state can save money. Cutting Medicaid, pension reforms and making school districts pay for their employee’s retirement. Quinn makes his budget address in Springfield on Wednesday.