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Illinois sets $500M bond sale for Jan. 30 - Chicago Tribune

Illinois sets $500M bond sale for Jan. 30 - Chicago Tribune | Illinois Legislative Affairs | Scoop.it
Illinois sets $500M bond sale for Jan. 30 Chicago Tribune Governor Pat Quinn, who has pushed for action on pensions, has warned that the state could pay higher borrowing costs for its ongoing multibillion-dollar capital program if rating agencies...
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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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Cupich, Rauner press for immigration reform deal

Cupich, Rauner press for immigration reform deal | Illinois Legislative Affairs | Scoop.it
Illinois Republican leaders on Monday reiterated their support for comprehensive immigration reform at a gathering organized by business leaders who want congressional action.
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Supermajority fissures may be on full display in Illinois Legislature this session - Journal Standard

Supermajority fissures may be on full display in Illinois Legislature this session - Journal Standard | Illinois Legislative Affairs | Scoop.it
SPRINGFIELD — On paper, the number of Democrats in the General Assembly looks formidable, holding supermajorities in both chambers that would allow
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Rep. Mark Batinick: Illinois can find savings in workers' comp reforms

Rep. Mark Batinick: Illinois can find savings in workers' comp reforms | 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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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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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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In Illinois, cuts are unavoidable - Beloit Daily News

In Illinois, cuts are unavoidable - Beloit Daily News | Illinois Legislative Affairs | Scoop.it
THE FAMOUS PHRASE attributed to the late Illinois U.S. Sen. Everett Dirksen often is remembered — a billion here, a billion there, pretty soon you’re talking real money.
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Democrats' amnesia has created Rauner's budget puzzle - Reboot Illinois

Democrats' amnesia has created Rauner's budget puzzle - Reboot Illinois | Illinois Legislative Affairs | Scoop.it
Chicago Tribune cartoonist Scott Stantis believes Gov. Bruce Rauner's budget puzzle is impossible to figure out because Democrats scrambled the pieces.
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As if we don't have enough problems right now… - The Capitol Fax Blog (blog)

As if we don't have enough problems right now… - The Capitol Fax Blog (blog) | Illinois Legislative Affairs | Scoop.it
As if we don't have enough problems right now…
The Capitol Fax Blog (blog)
The demographic trends in Illinois are similar. Census estimates for 2013 peg Illinois' over-65 population at almost 14 percent.
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Illinois Governor Calls Democrats' Budget Fix 'A Distraction'

Illinois Governor Calls Democrats' Budget Fix 'A Distraction' | Illinois Legislative Affairs | Scoop.it
Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner says the Democrats aren’t making a serious effort to solve the state’s budget woes. A Democratic proposal to sweep money
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