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Illinois pension reform possible in Friday's special session - Rockford Register Star

IGNNIllinois pension reform possible in Friday's special sessionRockford Register StarSPRINGFIELD — Later this week, Illinois lawmakers will return to Springfield in special session to deal with the state's enormous pension underfunding problem.
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Mayors Call On Rauner To Rethink Plan To Cut Local Government Revenue - CBS Local

Mayors Call On Rauner To Rethink Plan To Cut Local Government Revenue - CBS Local | Illinois Legislative Affairs | Scoop.it
Mayors in the Chicago area were none-too-pleased when Gov. Bruce Rauner proposed cutting in half the amount of income tax revenue the state sends to municipal governments in Illinois, and they’re teaming up to let him know.
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Oral arguments scheduled in Illinois pension lawsuit - ConnectTriStates.com powered by KHQA

Oral arguments scheduled in Illinois pension lawsuit - ConnectTriStates.com powered by KHQA | Illinois Legislative Affairs | Scoop.it
The Illinois Supreme Court has announced it will hear oral arguments in the state's landmark pension-overhaul case on March 11.
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ILSenateGOP on Twitter

ILSenateGOP on Twitter | Illinois Legislative Affairs | Scoop.it
Fiscal reset, ComEd, School Safety, Workers' Compensation, Medicaid Reform, and Common Core are all in this... http://fb.me/7XpSc58Ar
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Proposals to change Illinois' electoral system introduced to Legislature

Proposals to change Illinois' electoral system introduced to Legislature | Illinois Legislative Affairs | Scoop.it
SPRINGFIELD - Several proposals that would change Illinois' electoral system have been introduced into the state legislature.
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Illinois workers’ compensation reform has not reduced insurance premiums in construction industry as promised

Illinois workers’ compensation reform has not reduced insurance premiums in construction industry as promised | Illinois Legislative Affairs | Scoop.it
Three years ago, the workers compensation system in Illinois underwent significant reforms, which lowered the costs for treatment of injured workers, among other changes....
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Tax hike still possible as Illinois lawmakers tackle budget - Quad City Times

Tax hike still possible as Illinois lawmakers tackle budget - Quad City Times | Illinois Legislative Affairs | Scoop.it
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Gov. Bruce Rauner's first shot at an Illinois budget didn't involve new taxes, but residents could still be asked to open their wallets in the future
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Rauner looking at criminal justice system overhaul

Rauner looking at criminal justice system overhaul | Illinois Legislative Affairs | Scoop.it
Gov. Bruce Rauner on Wednesday formed a commission to study and recommend changes to the state’s criminal justice system, saying more must be done to keep people out of prison and stop those who served time from going back.
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Amazon customers to start paying tax Feb. 1 - Chicago Sun-Times

Amazon customers to start paying tax Feb. 1 - Chicago Sun-Times | Illinois Legislative Affairs | Scoop.it
Illinois customers of Amazon and other out-of-state retailers will start paying the state's 6.25 percent use tax on their purchases under a new state law.
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Rauner Previews 1st-Year Priorities: Cut Taxes, Medicaid - CBS Local

Rauner Previews 1st-Year Priorities: Cut Taxes, Medicaid - CBS Local | Illinois Legislative Affairs | Scoop.it
Gov. Bruce Rauner said he will propose a number of reforms to turn the state around, and indicated they would involve making Illinois more attractive to businesses while slashing spending on everything from health insurance for the poor to...
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How will Illinois' high court rule on pension reform?

How will Illinois' high court rule on pension reform? | Illinois Legislative Affairs | Scoop.it
Justices of the state Supreme Court follow clear voting patterns and are partly politicians who often must raise increasing amounts of campaign cash, Crain's finds.
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Governor Rauner hints at first year priorities - Illinois Review

Governor Rauner hints at first year priorities - Illinois Review | Illinois Legislative Affairs | Scoop.it
The Associated Press reports that Illinois Gov.
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Illinois governor draws from other states for turnaround team - Reuters

Illinois governor draws from other states for turnaround team - Reuters | Illinois Legislative Affairs | Scoop.it
CHICAGO, Jan 22 (Reuters) - Illinois Governor Bruce Raunerhas tapped former top officials from Hawaii, New York and otherstates to work on his state's turnaround.This is possibly the biggest turnaround...
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The Illinois budget - The Economist

The Economist offers authoritative insight and opinion on international news, politics, business, finance, science, technology and the connections between them.
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State aims to strengthen driver's license security to avoid flying ban - Chicago Tribune

State aims to strengthen driver's license security to avoid flying ban - Chicago Tribune | Illinois Legislative Affairs | Scoop.it
Illinois is working on a plan to bring state driver's licenses up to federal security standards before new air travel restrictions kick in next year.
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New Casino Expansion Bills Introduced In Illinois Legislature - Paulick Report – Thoroughbred Horse Racing News

New Casino Expansion Bills Introduced In Illinois Legislature  - Paulick Report – Thoroughbred Horse Racing News | Illinois Legislative Affairs | Scoop.it
Several gambling expansion bills hit the Illinois legislature this week, and they could have big impacts on racing in the state. State Rep.
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Mike Madigan says budget impasse will send Legislature into overtime - Crain's Chicago Business

Mike Madigan says budget impasse will send Legislature into overtime - Crain's Chicago Business | Illinois Legislative Affairs | Scoop.it
Gov. Bruce Rauner is unlikely to muster enough support for his budget proposal, which means the Illinois General Assembly won't be done by May 31, the House speaker says.
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Springfield politicians must be laser-focused on improving Illinois' economy ... - Reboot Illinois

Springfield politicians must be laser-focused on improving Illinois' economy ... - Reboot Illinois | Illinois Legislative Affairs | Scoop.it
Elliot Richardson introduces a series featuring small business leaders from the Illinois assembly.
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Rauner says slim down government - Illinois News Network

Rauner says slim down government - Illinois News Network | Illinois Legislative Affairs | Scoop.it
SPRINGFIELD — With nearly 7,000 units of government, Illinois is No. 1 in the nation, and that’s an honor Gov. Bruce Rauner would like some other state to
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Rauner's growth manifesto for a struggling Illinois - Chicago Tribune

Rauner's growth manifesto for a struggling Illinois - Chicago Tribune | Illinois Legislative Affairs | Scoop.it
With Wednesday’s State of the State address, Gov. Bruce Rauner is on record with an agenda to make Illinois competitive again.
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Rauner lifts spending freeze for road work

Rauner lifts spending freeze for road work | Illinois Legislative Affairs | Scoop.it
The Illinois Department of Transportation will proceed with a Jan. 30 deadline for bids on an estimated $500 million worth of highway repairs and improvements.
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Rauner, business look for workers' comp changes - The State Journal-Register

Rauner, business look for workers' comp changes - The State Journal-Register | Illinois Legislative Affairs | Scoop.it
In a speech at the University of Chicago last week, Gov. Bruce Rauner provided what he said was a preview of his upcoming State of the State speech.Rauner
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Illinois governor makes several cabinet appointments

Illinois governor makes several cabinet appointments | Illinois Legislative Affairs | Scoop.it
Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner has made several cabinet secretary and agency appointments, including the top posts at the Labor, Human Rights and Financial and Professional Regulation departments and...
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Illinois state finances could see $9B deficit in FY16

Illinois state finances could see $9B deficit in FY16 | Illinois Legislative Affairs | Scoop.it
Institute of Government and Public Affairs study says Illinois state finances are much worse than reported, with a $9B deficit likely for Fiscal Year 2016.
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Quinn leaves office without penning final statement

Quinn leaves office without penning final statement | Illinois Legislative Affairs | Scoop.it
Former Gov. Pat Quinn left office in a tumult: dozens of clemencies, laws and executive orders signed.
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