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Pension reform in August? Pension reform in August? - Chicago Daily Herald (blog)

Pension reform in August? Pension reform in August? - Chicago Daily Herald (blog) | Illinois Legislative Affairs | Scoop.it
Chicago Daily Herald (blog)Pension reform in August? Pension reform in August?Chicago Daily Herald (blog)Derrick Smith has led to some speculation that lawmakers could deal with pension reform that day, too.
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New data reveal Illinois’ broken workers’ compensation system in graphics

Comparisons with peer states show a badly distorted workers’ compensation system in Illinois.
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Comptroller: Illinois facing 'severe cash shortage' - Chicago Sun-Times

Comptroller: Illinois facing 'severe cash shortage' - Chicago Sun-Times | Illinois Legislative Affairs | Scoop.it
Comptroller: Illinois facing 'severe cash shortage'
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Our Opinion: Political tricks won't get Illinois a balanced budget

Our Opinion: Political tricks won't get Illinois a balanced budget | Illinois Legislative Affairs | Scoop.it
Last week's passage of a bill in the Illinois House that authorizes spending federal aid on human services programs while the budget impasse drags on
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Letter: Time to elect legislature willing to turn Illinois around - Quad-Cities Online

Letter: Time to elect legislature willing to turn Illinois around - Quad-Cities Online | Illinois Legislative Affairs | Scoop.it
Illinois is losing residents and businesses, in part due to high taxes. Illinois residents do much of their shopping in neighboring states because of high sales, gasoline and other taxes in Illinois.
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West Aurora School District looks at balanced budget - Chicago Tribune

West Aurora School District looks at balanced budget - Chicago Tribune | Illinois Legislative Affairs | Scoop.it
The West Aurora School District is projecting a balanced budget for the 2015-16 school year, school officials said.
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Rauner: Democrats' call for $1.4B extra spending a 'poison pill' - Chicago Sun-Times

Rauner: Democrats' call for $1.4B extra spending a 'poison pill' - Chicago Sun-Times | Illinois Legislative Affairs | Scoop.it
SPRINGFIELD — House Democrats are seeking to add more than $1 billion in spending authority to a bill that would distribute nearly $5 billion in federal funds for Illinois programs and agencies  — a move Gov.
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The Illinois budget - The Economist (blog)

The Illinois budget - The Economist (blog) | Illinois Legislative Affairs | Scoop.it
“WHAT he wants is so radical,” says John Cullerton. Sitting amid the Germanic splendour of the Berghoff, a local haunt that has been serving beer and sausages...
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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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Illinois Governor Signs Sweeping School Discipline Bill Championed by Students

Illinois Governor Signs Sweeping School Discipline Bill Championed by Students | Illinois Legislative Affairs | Scoop.it
The new law, which was passed with bipartisan support from Illinois lawmakers, is designed to make suspensions and expulsions a last resort.
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Illinois faces 'civil contempt' allegation for failure to pay disability money - Chicago Sun-Times

Illinois faces 'civil contempt' allegation for failure to pay disability money - Chicago Sun-Times | Illinois Legislative Affairs | Scoop.it
Attorneys for 10,000 Illinois residents with disabilities went to court Tuesday, hoping to force the state to pay service providers' bills.
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Illinois governor signs bills affecting veterans - fox2now.com

Illinois governor signs bills affecting veterans - fox2now.com | Illinois Legislative Affairs | Scoop.it
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) _ Gov. Bruce Rauner has signed several bills affecting veterans including a measure establishing a discount card and another offering property tax breaks for those with milit...
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New rules will devastate state's child care assistance program - Crain's Chicago Business

New rules will devastate state's child care assistance program - Crain's Chicago Business | Illinois Legislative Affairs | Scoop.it
A shortsighted rule reversal of the Child Care Assistance Program—a successful movement to promote self-sufficiency—hurts low-earning families and the state's economy.
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Workers’ Compensation Legislation Advances in Illinois General Assembly - Greenberg Traurig LLP

Workers’ Compensation Legislation Advances in Illinois General Assembly - Greenberg Traurig LLP | Illinois Legislative Affairs | Scoop.it
As the Illinois General Assembly enters its third month of overtime session without a state budget for the fiscal year that started July 1, efforts to amend the workers’ compensation laws in Illinois remain at the forefront of the legislative...

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New law in Illinois protects first responders - KFVS

New law in Illinois protects first responders - KFVS | Illinois Legislative Affairs | Scoop.it
Anyone who assaults first responders in Illinois will face tougher sentences under a new law backed by State Representative Brandon Phelps of Harrisburg.
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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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