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Illinois pension woes decades old - Rockford Register Star

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Illinois pension woes decades old
Rockford Register Star
That could have come from any number of studies in recent years about funding problems facing public employee pension plans in Illinois. It didn't.
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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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CHICAGO: Quinn tours Illinois to tout housing program | Illinois News | News Democrat

CHICAGO: Quinn tours Illinois to tout housing program | Illinois News | News Democrat | Illinois Legislative Affairs | Scoop.it
Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn is touring Illinois to trumpet his program aimed at helping first-time homebuyers.
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Bills to trim Illinois taxing bodies move forward - Northwest Herald

Bills to trim Illinois taxing bodies move forward - Northwest Herald | Illinois Legislative Affairs | Scoop.it
Bills to trim Illinois taxing bodies move forward Northwest Herald Another, House Bill 3251, would slap a four-year moratorium on the ability of the General Assembly to pass laws creating any new unit of local government or allowing an existing...
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Poll: 89 percent say corruption is common in Illinois

Poll: 89 percent say corruption is common in Illinois | Illinois Legislative Affairs | Scoop.it
After having former governors George Ryan and Rod Blagojevich go to jail, some results from the Paul Simon Public Policy Institute shouldn't surprise anyone.
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Millionaire tax advances in General Assembly - Quad City Times

Millionaire tax advances in General Assembly - Quad City Times | Illinois Legislative Affairs | Scoop.it
Pensions & Investments Millionaire tax advances in General Assembly Quad City Times Moments after endorsing Madigan's tax plan, the panel dumped a proposed constitutional amendment that would have given voters the chance to weigh in on plan to...
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Poll shows opposition to extending Illinois' tax increase - Quad City Times

Poll shows opposition to extending Illinois' tax increase - Quad City Times | Illinois Legislative Affairs | Scoop.it
Chicago Sun-Times Poll shows opposition to extending Illinois' tax increase Quad City Times The results of the survey by the Paul Simon Public Policy Institute at Southern Illinois University in Carbondale mirror the tough choices facing Quinn and...
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Illinois governor proposes making income tax hike permanent | Disclosure News Online

Illinois governor proposes making income tax hike permanent | Disclosure News Online | Illinois Legislative Affairs | Scoop.it
Gov. Pat Quinn said making Illinois' temporary income tax increase permanent should prevent extreme and radical state budget cuts, a politically difficult trade-off revealed Wednesday that's likely to be a major issue during his tough re-election...
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IDES: Pre-Register for March 26 Veteran Hiring Event to Maximize Job Opportunities

IDES: Pre-Register for March 26 Veteran Hiring Event to Maximize Job Opportunities | Illinois Legislative Affairs | Scoop.it
The Hiring Our Heroes - Chicago event, one of the largest efforts to help Veterans and their family members find employment, returns to Chicago on Wednesday, March 26.
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Illinois Chamber of Commerce names Todd Maisch to top post - Chicago Business Journal

Illinois Chamber of Commerce names Todd Maisch to top post - Chicago Business Journal | Illinois Legislative Affairs | Scoop.it
Illinois Chamber of Commerce names Todd Maisch to top post
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Prior to joining the Illinois Chamber, Maisch worked for the Illinois General Assembly as a research analyst for the House Republican staff.
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Here's the Cliff Notes Version of the GOP Governor's Race for You

Here's the Cliff Notes Version of the GOP Governor's Race for You | Illinois Legislative Affairs | Scoop.it
Award-winning journalists Matt Dietrich & Madeleine Doubek offer up the cheat sheet to break down the issues for you.
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Pension reform: Time to means test COLAs

Pension reform: Time to means test COLAs | Illinois Legislative Affairs | Scoop.it
There are more than 8,000 government retirees who receive more than $100,000 in annual pension benefits and the COLAs that go with them. (RT @ilpoliski: Illinois #pension bill continues to pay COLAs to pensioners with pensions of $300K to $500K.
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Bipartisan pension reform plan emerges in Illinois House - All About Springfield

Bipartisan pension reform plan emerges in Illinois House A bipartisan coalition of Illinois House members Wednesday is set to offer its own solution to the state's pension woes. It appears their plan will be both promising and highly controversial.
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Scott Reeder: As businesses leave state, Illinoisans are sure to follow - Champaign/Urbana News-Gazette

Scott Reeder: As businesses leave state, Illinoisans are sure to follow Champaign/Urbana News-Gazette "Illinois is particularly vulnerable to more out-migration because its neighbors — Wisconsin and Indiana — are busy lowering their taxes,"...
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Illinois Governor Pat Quinn proposes $8.6 billion construction plan

Illinois Governor Pat Quinn proposes $8.6 billion construction plan | Illinois Legislative Affairs | Scoop.it
Illinois Governor Pat Quinn proposed to roll out a six-year $6.8 billion construction plan.
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Illinois Now Has the Second-Highest Property Taxes in the Nation

Illinois Now Has the Second-Highest Property Taxes in the Nation | Illinois Legislative Affairs | Scoop.it
In the last decade, the state has been climbing the charts—and could pass New Jersey this year.
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Quinn pulls end run on lawmakers to save top aides' jobs

Quinn pulls end run on lawmakers to save top aides' jobs | Illinois Legislative Affairs | Scoop.it
SPRINGFIELD — Gov. Pat Quinn pulled an end run on state lawmakers to salvage the jobs of two Cabinet members and dodge a short-term showdown with African-American and Latino lawmakers whose support he needs to win re-election this fall.
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Illinois governor calls for establishment of 'rainy day fund' - KSDK

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Illinois governor calls for establishment of 'rainy day fund'
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SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) - Gov. Pat Quinn is calling for a "rainy day fund" in the Illinois state budget.
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Imagine Illinois with Fair Maps that take politicians out of the game - Patch.com

Imagine Illinois with Fair Maps that take politicians out of the game
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The goal is to maximize the effect of supporters' votes and minimize the effect of opponents' votes in order to gain or maintain power (in Illinois's General Assembly).
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Illinois Governor Proposes Keeping 67% Income-Tax Increase (1) - Businessweek

Illinois Governor Proposes Keeping 67% Income-Tax Increase (1) - Businessweek | Illinois Legislative Affairs | Scoop.it
Illinois Governor Proposes Keeping 67% Income-Tax Increase (1)
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Illinois Governor Pat Quinn proposed keeping an income-tax increase that expires at year end, to avoid making cuts in education.
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Illinois governor's budget would make income tax hike permanent

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#Illinois governor's budget would make #incometax hike permanent : #News : State Data Lab http://t.co/12GfcgXP6v via @truthin #twill
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Group seeks to change redistricting - The Southern

Group seeks to change redistricting - The Southern | Illinois Legislative Affairs | Scoop.it
Group seeks to change redistricting
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A new group in Illinois wants to take the legislative redistricting process largely out of lawmakers' hands. The Yes!
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Illinois Pathways Launch Event Speaker: Lt. Governor Sheila Simon - YouTube

Illinois Pathways Launch Event Speaker (Illinois Pathways Launch Event Speaker: Lt. Governor Sheila Simon http://t.co/fZ5WTgLCbL)
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Ill. Considers Expanding Gambling « CBS St. Louis

Ill. Considers Expanding Gambling « CBS St. Louis | Illinois Legislative Affairs | Scoop.it
A bill to expand gambling in Illinois will once again be considered by the General Assembly.
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10 things about Illinois governors - Chicago Tribune

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10 things about Illinois governors
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As Illinois' second chief, he shocked the powers that be by rallying the public in 1824 to defeat a legislature-ordered referendum proposal to rewrite the constitution to legalize slavery.
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Vote Tuesday or blame yourself - Chicago Sun-Times

Vote Tuesday or blame yourself - Chicago Sun-Times | Illinois Legislative Affairs | Scoop.it
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Vote Tuesday or blame yourself
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I detect little interest in the actual competitors in Tuesday's Illinois primary. Voters will nominate candidates for statewide constitutional offices, the U.S.
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