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Will lawmakers keep momentum on pension reform? - Chicago Daily Herald

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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
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State lawmakers split as budget deadline looms
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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?
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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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Minimum wage ballot question advances in Illinois legislature

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An Illinois House committee has approved a plan to ask voters if the state should raise its minimum wage to $10 an hour.
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Our View: Send message to lawmakers – no more tax hikes - Morris Daily Herald

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Quincy Journal
Our View: Send message to lawmakers – no more tax hikes
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Pat Quinn, House Speaker Michael Madigan and the Democrat-controlled General Assembly is ruining Illinois, it's time for your voice to be heard.
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UPDATE 2-Illinois governor's budget would make tax hike permanent

(Adds reaction from Republican legislative leaders and creditrating analyst, budget numbers)By Karl PlumeSPRINGFIELD, Ill., March 26 (Reuters) - In an effort to keepthe state budget afloat, Illinois (Illinois governor's budget would make tax hike ...
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Constitutional amendment deadline looms – Illinois News Network

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By Scott Reeder SPRINGFIELD – May 4 is a date on the calendar every Illinois political observer should circle with a bright red Crayon.
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Tweet from @illinoispolicy

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Gas taxes are hidden in Illinois — here's what a receipt would look like if taxes were transparent http://t.co/bw1i7EquGe
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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

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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

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Stark choices for Illinois governor come November
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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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General Assembly works through dozens of budget bills | WEEK News 25 - News, Sports, Weather - Peoria, Illinois | Top Stories

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. -- The Illinois General Assembly spent Thursday working through dozens of separate budget bills moving toward a spending guide for the state. (General Assembly works through dozens of budget bills: SPRINGFIELD, Ill.
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Harmon: Graduated income tax vote next week - The Capitol Fax Blog (blog)

Harmon: Graduated income tax vote next week - The Capitol Fax Blog (blog) | Illinois Legislative Affairs | Scoop.it
Harmon: Graduated income tax vote next week The Capitol Fax Blog (blog) There have been no votes in the Illinois General Assembly on specific proposals to raise the motor fuel tax in 2014, but there is a concerning amount of conversation about the...
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Duly Noted: Illinois state legislature considering $100M for Obama library (Video) - Chicago Business Journal

Duly Noted: Illinois state legislature considering $100M for Obama library (Video) - Chicago Business Journal | Illinois Legislative Affairs | Scoop.it
Duly Noted: Illinois state legislature considering $100M for Obama library (Video) Chicago Business Journal A committee in the Illinois General Assembly has cleared a plan to contribute $100 million toward a potential Obama Presidential Library in...
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Editorial: Here's just few things wrong with Illinois - Bloomington Pantagraph

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Editorial: Here's just few things wrong with Illinois
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"Neighboring states since 2010 have gone for lower taxes and union reform.'' ...
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