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Gov. Quinn says pension reforms need to happen in the near future - Daily American

Gov. Quinn says pension reforms need to happen in the near future - Daily American | Illinois Legislative Affairs | Scoop.it
New Hampshire WatchdogGov. Quinn says pension reforms need to happen in the near futureDaily AmericanPat Quinn repeated Friday that legislators must still pass pension reforms and pass them soon. Just how that will happen, Quinn didn't say.
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Rauner continues war of words against Madigan - Chicago Tribune

Rauner continues war of words against Madigan - Chicago Tribune | Illinois Legislative Affairs | Scoop.it
The war of words continued at the Capitol on Tuesday, with Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner accusing Democratic House Speaker Michael Madigan of purposely standing in the way of a budget deal in order to create enough chaos to force a tax increase.
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14 things to know about Rauner's Illinois pension reform bill - RebootIllinois.com - Reboot Illinois

14 things to know about Rauner's Illinois pension reform bill - RebootIllinois.com - Reboot Illinois | Illinois Legislative Affairs | Scoop.it
Here are 14 things you should know about Gov. Bruce Rauner's brand new Illinois pension reform bill.
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Illinois budget crisis is fodder for editorial boards - RebootIllinois.com - Reboot Illinois

Illinois budget crisis is fodder for editorial boards - RebootIllinois.com - Reboot Illinois | Illinois Legislative Affairs | Scoop.it
The editorial boards of five Illinois newspapers offered their thoughts on the Illinois budget crisis. Michael Madigan gets special attention.
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Governor Bruce Rauner announces new pension reform bill

Governor Bruce Rauner announced plans to introduce a comprehensive pension reform bill in the coming days. He said in a news conference today he ...
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Pension reform moving forward in Illinois - Alton Telegraph

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Bill for one-month budget fails to pass Illinois House

Bill for one-month budget fails to pass Illinois House | Illinois Legislative Affairs | Scoop.it
SPRINGFIELD, Illinois (Reuters) - A bill pushed by Democratic lawmakers that is aimed at keeping "essential services" operating in Illinois for a month failed to attract enough votes on Wednesday to pass the Illinois House.
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Illinois House defeats latest Rauner property-tax plan

Illinois House defeats latest Rauner property-tax plan SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) - Illinois House Democrats put another property-tax freeze to a vote - this one ...
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Rauner To Democrats: 'No More Kicking The Can'

The budget stalemate in Springfield continued Monday. CBS 2 Chief Correspondent Jay Levine reports. (CBS) — Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner fired back ...
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Rauner: 'Rough' weeks ahead for Illinois lawmakers

Rauner: 'Rough' weeks ahead for Illinois lawmakers | Illinois Legislative Affairs | Scoop.it
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. -- There's a standoff in Springfield, Ill., and what was supposed to be the conclusion of the legislative session Sunday wasn't so at all. Democrats call Governor Bruce Rauner's i...
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Illinois legislature extends session to keep working on state budget

Illinois legislature extends session to keep working on state budget | Illinois Legislative Affairs | Scoop.it
Illinois Speaker of the House, Michael Madigan, called for an extension to the spring session after legislators on Sunday, May 31, could not come to an agreement on a balanced state budget. "This i...
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Illinois Lawmakers Have Until Friday to Pass Budget - Tristatehomepage.com

Illinois Lawmakers Have Until Friday to Pass Budget - Tristatehomepage.com | Illinois Legislative Affairs | Scoop.it
The Illinois General Assembly has yet to present a bill on closing the state's $6 billion dollar budget deficit.
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Standoff between Rauner, Dems threatens Legislature

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Standoff between Rauner, Dems threatens Legislature http://t.co/BuF5QkprEh
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Illinois General Assembly ushers in crowdfunding revolution - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com

Illinois General Assembly ushers in crowdfunding revolution - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com | Illinois Legislative Affairs | Scoop.it
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Illinois budget storm about to break at state capitol - Watchdog.org - Watchdog.org

Illinois budget storm about to break at state capitol - Watchdog.org - Watchdog.org | Illinois Legislative Affairs | Scoop.it
Illinois' normally quiet summer may be brewing up a budget storm that could throw into disarray the political and financial order as we know it.
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Bill sent to Governor on Illinois community college severance | FOX2now.com - fox2now.com

Bill sent to Governor on Illinois community college severance | FOX2now.com - fox2now.com | Illinois Legislative Affairs | Scoop.it
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) - The Illinois General Assembly has approved restricting severance packages for prematurely departing community college employees to no more than a year's pay and benefits. T...
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Sane reform to workers comp - Belleville News-Democrat

Sane reform to workers comp - Belleville News-Democrat | Illinois Legislative Affairs | Scoop.it
Workers compensation reform is needed in Illinois to bring down some of the nation’s highest premiums and make the state competitive at drawing businesses.
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Op-Ed: Supreme Court ruling boosts Illinois redistricting reform - Peoria Journal Star

Op-Ed: Supreme Court ruling boosts Illinois redistricting reform - Peoria Journal Star | Illinois Legislative Affairs | Scoop.it
Last week the Independent Map Amendment, which seeks to place a constitutional amendment on Illinois’ 2016 election ballot, received a very welcome
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Arizona takes its map back. Illinois, you're next. - Chicago Tribune

Arizona takes its map back. Illinois, you're next. - Chicago Tribune | Illinois Legislative Affairs | Scoop.it
The people of Arizona scored a big win in the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday. People of Illinois, were you watching?
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Rauner prepares closures, spending cuts if no balanced budget OK'd - The State Journal-Register

Rauner prepares closures, spending cuts if no balanced budget OK'd - The State Journal-Register | Illinois Legislative Affairs | Scoop.it
Gov. Bruce Rauner’s administration said Tuesday it is looking at raising co-payments for subsidized day care, closing youth prisons and state
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Illinoisans suffer, politicians get paid should General Assembly fail to pass balanced budget

If state lawmakers fail to pass a balanced budget, essential programs will be harmed. But thanks to House Speaker Mike Madigan and Senate President John Cullerton, politicians will still get their paychecks.
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Illinois Lawmakers Wrap up Spring Session

Illinois Lawmakers Wrap up Spring Session | Illinois Legislative Affairs | Scoop.it
Lawmakers will begin a summer overtime session as soon as Thursday
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Illinois Budget Debate Picks Up

Illinois Budget Debate Picks Up | Illinois Legislative Affairs | Scoop.it
With less than week left in the spring session, Illinois lawmakers finally have a budget plan.
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Madigan rejects Rauner's approach linking business changes to budget

Madigan rejects Rauner's approach linking business changes to budget | Illinois Legislative Affairs | Scoop.it
House Speaker Michael Madigan returned to the Capitol on Memorial Day and delivered a message to Gov.
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Democrats introduce proposed $36 3 billion budget for 2016

CHICAGO (FOX 32 News) - Illinois Democrats have introduced a proposed 2016 budget they say calls for more than $3 billion more in spending than the state ...
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