Trump studying executive action on healthcare, senator Rand Paul says

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Senator Rand Paul said he spoke to President Donald Trump by phone about healthcare reform on Monday and told the president he thought Trump had the authority to create associations that would allow organizations to offer group health insurance plans.

Chicago projects shrinking budget gaps in 2017 and 2018

CHICAGO (Reuters) – Chicago will continue to shrink its structural budget deficit in 2017 and 2018, but faces new pension funding pressures starting in 2020, according to a financial analysis released by the city on Monday.