Rauner vetoes prohibition on private prison health workers

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Gov. Bruce Rauner has vetoed legislation prohibiting the Illinois Department of Corrections from hiring private health care workers. Rauner vetoed the measure Friday. He says it’s unnecessary because his administration signed an agreement May 22 with the Illinois Nurses Association about subcontracting for nurses.
Carlinville Republican William “Sam” McCann sponsored the bill. He says concerns remain about private health care contracting in the future.