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Quinn To Start A "Grassroots Campaign" For Pension Reform - Chicagoist

Quinn To Start A "Grassroots Campaign" For Pension Reform - Chicagoist | Illinois Legislative Affairs | Scoop.it
ChicagoistQuinn To Start A "Grassroots Campaign" For Pension ReformChicagoistNearly every major power broker in the State Legislature blamed Quinn's “lack of leadership” for failing to reach a deal on pension reform Friday.
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Group continues fight to put term limits on ballot - The Herald-News

Group continues fight to put term limits on ballot - The Herald-News | Illinois Legislative Affairs | Scoop.it
Chicago Sun-Times Group continues fight to put term limits on ballot The Herald-News CHICAGO – A group that wants to put legislative term limits on the November ballot told an Illinois appeals court Thursday that voters deserve a chance to approve...
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After-School Programs Foster Success for Future in Illinois - Public News Service

After-School Programs Foster Success for Future in Illinois - Public News Service | Illinois Legislative Affairs | Scoop.it
After-School Programs Foster Success for Future in Illinois
Public News Service
PHOTO: Educational experts say after-school programs in Illinois can help narrow achievement gaps, but only 16 percent of students in the state are currently enrolled.
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Illinois work force shrinks by largest margin in state history

Illinois work force shrinks by largest margin in state history | Illinois Legislative Affairs | Scoop.it
In June, Illinois suffered the largest monthly workforce loss in recorded state history.
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4 reasons you should care about pension reform in Illinois - Chicago Sun-Times

4 reasons you should care about pension reform in Illinois - Chicago Sun-Times | Illinois Legislative Affairs | Scoop.it
4 reasons you should care about pension reform in Illinois
Chicago Sun-Times
The Illinois pension crisis is by no means a small one, and it has a direct impact on you, the taxpayer.
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John Cullerton has a new plan for pension reform in Illinois

John Cullerton has a new plan for pension reform in Illinois | Illinois Legislative Affairs | Scoop.it
Senate President John Cullerton was right before about pension reform in Illinois. Could he be right about the way to solve it with his new plan? (RT @rebootillinois: Cullerton has a "plan B" for #pension reform: Will it work?
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Governor Signs Anti-Bullying Legislation « CBS Chicago

Governor Signs Anti-Bullying Legislation « CBS Chicago | Illinois Legislative Affairs | Scoop.it
CHICAGO (CBS) – Gov. Pat Quinn has signed legislation designed to give Illinois schools the tools they need to crack down on bullying. WBBM Newsradio Political Editor Craig Dellimore reports 15-year-old high school ...
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Illinois Legislature set to approve 2015 budget

Illinois Legislature set to approve 2015 budget | Illinois Legislative Affairs | Scoop.it
The Illinois Legislature is expected to send a new state budget to Gov. Pat Quinn as the session winds down. (IL Senate expected 2 vote on $35.7B budget 2day. W/O add'l revenue, they r set 2 return in Nov.
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Illinois Back in Crisis as Tax Impasse Risks Rating: Muni Credit

Another May legislative session in Illinois, another financial crisis. (Illinois is a train wreck... and also considered the most corrupt legislature... coincidence?
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Illinois lawmakers mull another new budget - Peoria Journal Star

Illinois lawmakers mull another new budget - Peoria Journal Star | Illinois Legislative Affairs | Scoop.it
SFGate Illinois lawmakers mull another new budget Peoria Journal Star SPRINGFIELD — Having given up on extending Illinois' temporary income tax increase — at least for now — the Illinois Legislature is moving forward with a scaled-back budget that...
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Illinois Legislature addresses budget in last week

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SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — The Illinois Legislature is resuming work during the final week of its session and developing a scaled-back state spending budget plan.
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Illinois Legislature has full agenda in final week

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SPRINGFIELD — Illinois legislators return to the Capitol Monday for their final week of the spring session, with much of the heavy lifting still to do.
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Bipartisan Support For Earned Income Tax Credit, But Budget Stands In Way - WUIS 91.9

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Bipartisan Support For Earned Income Tax Credit, But Budget Stands In Way
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With less than a week remaining in the Illinois General Assembly's spring session, advocates are still working to double the state's tax credit for the working poor.
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Stark choices for Illinois governor come November - Chicago Tribune

Stark choices for Illinois governor come November - Chicago Tribune | Illinois Legislative Affairs | Scoop.it
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Stark choices for Illinois governor come November
Chicago Tribune
A new Gallup poll shows that Illinois has the highest percentage — 50 percent — of residents who want to leave their state. If Illinois voters re-elect Gov.
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Sacred cows hinder progress - Herald & Review

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Sacred cows hinder progress
Herald & Review
The result is that Illinois residents pay pretty high taxes in total, and receive government services that are less than ideal. Yet, no one ...
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Illinois restricts employer inquiries on criminal convictions and adds ... - Lexology (registration)

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Illinois restricts employer inquiries on criminal convictions and adds ...
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New Laws in Illinois You Don't Want to Miss - Huffington Post

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New Laws in Illinois You Don't Want to Miss
Huffington Post
On January 1, many new Illinois laws went into effect, including prohibiting cellphone use while driving and a speed limit increase on some Illinois highways.
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S&P threatens downgrade over Illinois budget trouble - Crain's Chicago Business

S&P threatens downgrade over Illinois budget trouble - Crain's Chicago Business | Illinois Legislative Affairs | Scoop.it
Reuters S&P threatens downgrade over Illinois budget trouble Crain's Chicago Business "Governor Quinn was clear with legislators this year that bond rating agencies would look with disfavor on a budget that did not contain enough revenue to cover a...
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Morning Watch - June 30

Morning Watch - June 30 | Illinois Legislative Affairs | Scoop.it
Ballot business: After both the remap and term limit amendments fail to get spots on the November ballot, the Trib's editorial board tells voters the constitution is stacked against them.
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Illinois spending plan means the income tax fight isn't over - Chicago Tribune

Illinois spending plan means the income tax fight isn't over - Chicago Tribune | Illinois Legislative Affairs | Scoop.it
Illinois spending plan means the income tax fight isn't over Chicago Tribune But many of those same lawmakers who backed off extending the tax increase are still supporting a 12-month budget, currently moving through the General Assembly, that...
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House advances $1B capital construction plan

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The Illinois House, in a 97-11 vote, passed a plan to fund $1 billion in new transportation projects.
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Illinois lawmakers approve minimum wage ballot measure

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The Illinois Legislature has approved a plan to ask voters whether the state should increase the minimum wage to $10 per hour.
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State lawmakers split as budget deadline looms - Northwest Herald

State lawmakers split as budget deadline looms - Northwest Herald | Illinois Legislative Affairs | Scoop.it
Chicago Sun-Times
State lawmakers split as budget deadline looms
Northwest Herald
Last week's session was a roller coaster, even by Illinois General Assembly standards.
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Illinois Legislature addresses budget during final week

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The Illinois Legislature is resuming work during the final week of its session and developing a scaled-back state spending budget plan.
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Madigan tries again on millionaires' tax; Legis...

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Belleville News Democrat Madigan tries again on millionaires' tax; Legislature could seek voter support ... Crain's Chicago Business (AP) — Illinois' powerful House speaker wants to revisit an effort to tax the state's millionaires.
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Can math save Illinois from gerrymandering? - Chicago Sun-Times

Can math save Illinois from gerrymandering? - Chicago Sun-Times | Illinois Legislative Affairs | Scoop.it
Can math save Illinois from gerrymandering?
Chicago Sun-Times
A campaign is underway in Illinois, led by Yes! for Independent Maps, to take redistricting out of the hands of the General Assembly. Earlier this month, Yes!
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