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Report says unpaid bills could decrease for Illinois

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According to a new report by the Civic Federation, the backlog of the state's unpaid bills could shrink by 14 percent.

The group analyzed the budget and came to the conclusion that the combination of overdue bills, Medicaid payments, and insurance claims could decrease to $7.6 billion. However, the Civic Federation says problems could arise from officials not leaving enough money for Medicaid and insurance claims for public employees and the deficit could start to increase again if those issues are not addressed.

The governor's office did not directly address the findings of the report, which was released on Monday, however the office did not deny there is still work to be done on the ailing budget.

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