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Illinois' Education “Fiscal Cliff” - Capitol Fax.com

Illinois' Education “Fiscal Cliff” - Capitol Fax.com | Illinois Legislative Affairs | Scoop.it
Illinois is facing its own “fiscal cliff” in the current House budget – a $200 million shortfall for education funding if we don't take action to address this serious gap. Illinois already ranks dead last in the nation in the amount of ...
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Post-turnaround tour, pre-legislative compromise: Rauner's next steps - Reboot Illinois

Post-turnaround tour, pre-legislative compromise: Rauner's next steps - Reboot Illinois | Illinois Legislative Affairs | Scoop.it
Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner finished his statewide budget turnaround tour and is now working on convincing legislatures to pass his ideas into laws.
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Severe Thunderstorms, Tornadoes Expected in Midwest, South Thursday

Severe Thunderstorms, Tornadoes Expected in Midwest, South Thursday | Illinois Legislative Affairs | Scoop.it
April's dangerous reputation for severe weather will be on display the next few days.
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General Assembly Considers Municipal/Local Government Bankruptcy Legislation - JD Supra (press release)

Illinois legislators are considering a bill that would amend the Illinois Municipal Code to allow municipalities and other local government entities to file for bankruptcy....
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Bill pushes for possible municipal bankruptcies in Illinois

Bill pushes for possible municipal bankruptcies in Illinois | Illinois Legislative Affairs | Scoop.it
Bill pushes for possible municipal bankruptcies in Illinois - http://t.co/5l3QdMD1M9
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Illinois Senate passes plan to fix budget hole

Illinois Senate passes plan to fix budget hole | Illinois Legislative Affairs | Scoop.it
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. -- The Illinois Legislature has approved a plan ending weeks of negotiations over plugging a $1.6 billion hole in this year's state budget. The legislation passed the Democratic-l...
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Brady: University privatization bill not ready for hearing - Champaign/Urbana News-Gazette

Brady: University privatization bill not ready for hearing - Champaign/Urbana News-Gazette | Illinois Legislative Affairs | Scoop.it
SPRINGFIELD — A former Republican candidate for governor has proposed turning Illinois' nine public universities into private, not-for-profit universities, and using the state appropriations they now get to make tuition grants to eligible Illinois...
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Rep. Mark Batinick: Illinois can find savings in workers' comp reforms - The State Journal-Register

Rep. Mark Batinick: Illinois can find savings in workers' comp reforms - The State Journal-Register | Illinois Legislative Affairs | Scoop.it
Unless you are a business owner or have been injured on the job, you may not be familiar with the workers' compensation system in Illinois or how it
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Courts delay pot license and compel state to turn over applications

Courts delay pot license and compel state to turn over applications | Illinois Legislative Affairs | Scoop.it
A medical marijuana license will remain in limbo, while lawyers will get their first look at some of Illinois' secret applications to grow the drug, after two court rulings Thursday.
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Illinois' pension reform opens the door for some confusing politics - Huffington Post

Illinois' pension reform opens the door for some confusing politics - Huffington Post | Illinois Legislative Affairs | Scoop.it
To those who have followed the epic Illinois pension reform battle over the past three years or so, Wednesday's arguments before the Illinois Supreme Court in a landmark pension reform lawsuit may have been disorienting....
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Reboot Illinois on Twitter

Reboot Illinois on Twitter | Illinois Legislative Affairs | Scoop.it
VIDEO: Without pension reform, plenty of IL governments in big trouble. #twill #ilgov http://rbil.co/1BjoaJv
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Blueroomstream on Twitter

Blueroomstream on Twitter | Illinois Legislative Affairs | Scoop.it
The court has invited Gov. Bruce Rauner and the entire Illinois legislature to observe the Court in session.
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Illinois Gov. Rauner To Forbes: Hand Control Of Taxes To Voters

Illinois Gov. Rauner To Forbes: Hand Control Of Taxes To Voters | Illinois Legislative Affairs | Scoop.it
Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner says he wants voters rather than elected officials to control local property tax rates as a key way to improve the business climate in his state and stop businesses from leaving.
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The maiming of Illinois: The state's pension systems - Chicago Tribune

The maiming of Illinois: The state's pension systems - Chicago Tribune | Illinois Legislative Affairs | Scoop.it
On Wednesday, the Illinois Supreme Court will hear arguments challenging the state's meager attempt at pension reform in 2013. No matter the outcome of this case, the fate of government employee pensions has been sealed for quite some time.
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Visiting the Illinois Capitol - YouTube

If you have any questions about visiting the Illinois capitol, check out this video. This video is the property of the State of Illinois. Pursuant to Illinoi...
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Citizen's arrest: Pension crisis only one of many crimes against the state - Reboot Illinois

Citizen's arrest: Pension crisis only one of many crimes against the state - Reboot Illinois | Illinois Legislative Affairs | Scoop.it
It's not just the pension crisis that has Illinois violating its state constitution.
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Gov. Bruce Rauner says he has a plan to make Illinois more business-friendly

Gov. Bruce Rauner says he has a plan to make Illinois more business-friendly | Illinois Legislative Affairs | Scoop.it
The General Assembly passed a fix on Thursday to remedy the $1.6 billion hole in this year's budget. It looted the road fund and instituted a 2.25 perc
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Duckworth to launch Illinois Senate bid

Duckworth to launch Illinois Senate bid | Illinois Legislative Affairs | Scoop.it
A Chicago newspaper says the Democrat will challenge GOP Sen. Mark Kirk.
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Rauner touts business goals

Rauner touts business goals | Illinois Legislative Affairs | Scoop.it
DECATUR — In an area plagued with high unemployment, Gov. Bruce Rauner had his sights set on Decatur on Monday to push for policies aimed at creating a more competitive
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Illinois Lawmakers and Governor disagree on Budget

Illinois Lawmakers and Governor disagree on Budget | Illinois Legislative Affairs | Scoop.it
There's just one week left until lawmakers in Springfield go on a two-week spring break, and leaders from both parties say they want to use this week to
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» Bills to raise Illinois’ minimum wage make progress in state legislature

» Bills to raise Illinois’ minimum wage make progress in state legislature | Illinois Legislative Affairs | Scoop.it
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Erickson: Butterflies instead of budgets - The Southern

Erickson: Butterflies instead of budgets - The Southern | Illinois Legislative Affairs | Scoop.it
Illinois lawmakers left town for the weekend Thursday having made no visible progress on resolving the myriad budget problems facing state government.
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Bill to Halt Creation of New Layers of Government Advances in General Assembly

Bill to Halt Creation of New Layers of Government Advances in General Assembly | Illinois Legislative Affairs | Scoop.it
Sandack is Chief Co-Sponsor of HB 228, which will prohibit the creation of more units of government.
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Reboot Illinois on Twitter

Reboot Illinois on Twitter | Illinois Legislative Affairs | Scoop.it
With IL SC arguments this week, 8 critical things to remember about pension reform #twill #ilgov http://rbil.co/1843b1A
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Democrats silent, Republicans skeptical: Supreme Court justices have no clear ... - Reboot Illinois

Democrats silent, Republicans skeptical: Supreme Court justices have no clear ... - Reboot Illinois | Illinois Legislative Affairs | Scoop.it
The seven justices of the Illinois Supreme Court heard opening arguments in the state's pension reform case. Despite tough questioning, no verdict yet.
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Gov. Rauner wants to change how Illinois does business - fox2now.com

Gov. Rauner wants to change how Illinois does business - fox2now.com | Illinois Legislative Affairs | Scoop.it
GREENVILLE, IL (KTVI) - Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner, who swept the state in the November election, is back on the campaign trail. He is working to get citizens to lobby lawmakers in hopes his turn a...
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