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Our View: Let's avoid repeat of 'only in Chicago' - Peoria Journal Star

Our View: Let's avoid repeat of 'only in Chicago' - Peoria Journal Star | Illinois Legislative Affairs | Scoop.it
CBS2 ChicagoOur View: Let's avoid repeat of 'only in Chicago'Peoria Journal StarThe Illinois House may not have accomplished any of the big stuff in Friday's special session — comprehensive pension reform — but its members did get their act...
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Calls for Illinois pension reform date back nearly a century

Calls for Illinois pension reform date back nearly a century | Illinois Legislative Affairs | Scoop.it
Anyone following the pension reform debate knows that Illinois has long diverted the moneys needed to properly fund its pension systems to avoid tax increases, cuts in public services or both. Some may not admit it, but they know it.
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Moody’s reveals deep trouble with Illinois pension system - Watchdog.org

Moody’s reveals deep trouble with Illinois pension system - Watchdog.org | Illinois Legislative Affairs | Scoop.it
Moody’s Investors Service, one of the nation’s major credit-rating agencies, conducted a study on each state’s pension liability as a percentage of state revenue and found that Illinois has the highest in the country by a wide margin.
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Aurora mayor talks public safety pension reform in Chicago speech - Aurora Beacon News

Aurora mayor talks public safety pension reform in Chicago speech Aurora Beacon News CHICAGO — Aurora Mayor Tom Weisner called on state legislators to reform benefits for public safety workers and suggested the 660 individual boards that govern...
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Illinois governor candidates focus on business, hiring

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Why Illinois is running last

Why Illinois is running last | Illinois Legislative Affairs | Scoop.it
Illinois’ 2011 income tax hike put the brakes on the state’s private-sector jobs recovery.
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Hatcher, Schmitz reflect on their state legislative careers - Kane County Chronicle

Hatcher, Schmitz reflect on their state legislative careers - Kane County Chronicle | Illinois Legislative Affairs | Scoop.it
Hatcher, Schmitz reflect on their state legislative careers Kane County Chronicle In looking back at what he has done in his legislative career, Schmitz noted most of his accomplishments have involved “sticks and bricks.” That included paving the...
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Consolidating many governments in Illinois can create savings - Chicago Sun-Times

Consolidating many governments in Illinois can create savings - Chicago Sun-Times | Illinois Legislative Affairs | Scoop.it
Consolidating many governments in Illinois can create savings
Chicago Sun-Times
Illinois has 6,968 units of government in all, 42 percent more than the distant runner-up, Pennsylvania. But the bills Quinn signed are fly swatters at a garbage dump.
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Sacred cows hinder progress - Herald & Review

Sacred cows hinder progress - Herald & Review | Illinois Legislative Affairs | Scoop.it
Sacred cows hinder progress
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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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New Laws in Illinois You Don't Want to Miss - Huffington Post

New Laws in Illinois You Don't Want to Miss - Huffington Post | Illinois Legislative Affairs | Scoop.it
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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Higher user fees to help county balance budget - Kane County Chronicle

Higher user fees to help county balance budget - Kane County Chronicle | Illinois Legislative Affairs | Scoop.it
Higher user fees to help county balance budget Kane County Chronicle The added user fees – along the reduction of an additional sheriff's deputy and reductions to reflect the salaries and benefits of recent new hires – have balanced the budget,...
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Aurora mayor talks public safety pension reform in Chicago speech - Aurora Beacon News - Aurora - NewsLocker

Aurora mayor talks public safety pension reform in Chicago speech - Aurora Beacon News - Aurora - NewsLocker | Illinois Legislative Affairs | Scoop.it
Aurora mayor talks public safety pension reform in Chicago speech Aurora Beacon News CHICAGO — Aurora Mayor Tom Weisner called on state legislators to reform benefits for public safety workers and suggested the 660 individual boards that govern...
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Election 2014: Bruce Rauner no fan of Illinois gambling expansion - Freeport Journal-Standard

Election 2014: Bruce Rauner no fan of Illinois gambling expansion - Freeport Journal-Standard | Illinois Legislative Affairs | Scoop.it
The Republic Election 2014: Bruce Rauner no fan of Illinois gambling expansion Freeport Journal-Standard Rauner, who said any expansion should maximize profit, also said he'd lean against putting slots at O'Hare and Midway airports — one of the...
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House Democrats quietly meeting on school funding

House Democrats quietly meeting on school funding | Illinois Legislative Affairs | Scoop.it
A number of top Democratic House lawmakers have been quietly meeting to discuss a proposed overhaul of Illinois' dated school funding formula, which, if approved, would direct more state money to poorer rural districts at the expense of wealthier...
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Could online voter registration affect election outcome? - Chicago Daily Herald

Could online voter registration affect election outcome? - Chicago Daily Herald | Illinois Legislative Affairs | Scoop.it
Could online voter registration affect election outcome?
Chicago Daily Herald
Illinoisans started registering to vote online for the first time in June, and the daily tally of applications is beginning to grow.
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Our Opinion: Voters don't need term limits, they need to vote - The State Journal-Register

Our Opinion: Voters don't need term limits, they need to vote - The State Journal-Register | Illinois Legislative Affairs | Scoop.it
Our Opinion: Voters don't need term limits, they need to vote
The State Journal-Register
“Pat Quinn, Mike Madigan and the Springfield career politicians won today, and the people of Illinois lost,” he said in a statement.
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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
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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
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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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