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Illinois lawmaker broaches making state tax increase permanent - Reuters

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Budget Structure Hurting Illinois People, Business | Dewitt Daily News

Budget Structure Hurting Illinois People, Business  | Dewitt Daily News | Illinois Legislative Affairs | Scoop.it
Governor-elect Bruce Rauner says the state's flawed budget structure is weighing heavy on the people who live and work here.
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Governor Quinn Announces Illinois Wins $80 Million Federal Investment for Early Childhood Education

Governor Quinn Announces Illinois Wins $80 Million Federal Investment for Early Childhood Education | Illinois Legislative Affairs | Scoop.it
Preschool Development Grant to Support Governor’s Birth to Five Initiative
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How Bruce Rauner can lead Illinois from ruin - Chicago Tribune

How Bruce Rauner can lead Illinois from ruin - Chicago Tribune | Illinois Legislative Affairs | Scoop.it
On Nov. 4, Gov.-elect Bruce Rauner won more than an election. He won the opportunity to change our state's kleptocratic political culture and make Illinois once again a hospitable place to raise a family and grow a business.
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Illinois General Assembly passes private-sector retirement savings act - Pensions & Investments

Illinois General Assembly passes private-sector retirement savings act - Pensions & Investments | Illinois Legislative Affairs | Scoop.it
The Illinois General Assembly passed the Illinois Secure Choice Savings Program Act, which creates an auto enrollment, payroll-deducted retirement savings account for private-sector employees whose employers do not offer retirement plans.
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Lame-duck session closes, setting up Rauner-Madigan in 2015

Lame-duck session closes, setting up Rauner-Madigan in 2015 | Illinois Legislative Affairs | Scoop.it
In gaveling an end to the session Wednesday, House Speaker Michael Madigan ensured plenty of opportunities for the Democratic-led legislature to spar with Republican Gov.-elect Bruce Rauner next year.
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Minimum wage hike stalls in Illinois Legislature - Bloomington Pantagraph

Minimum wage hike stalls in Illinois Legislature - Bloomington Pantagraph | Illinois Legislative Affairs | Scoop.it
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Efforts to raise Illinois' minimum wage stalled on Tuesday when House Speaker Michael Madigan announced that Democratic leaders did not have the necessary votes to pass
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More than 1,500 layoffs coming in Illinois - Chicago - NewsLocker

More than 1,500 layoffs coming in Illinois - Chicago - NewsLocker | Illinois Legislative Affairs | Scoop.it
More than 200 employees of Banco Popular in Rosemont will lose their jobs at the end of the year as the bank closes its back-office operations after selling its branches to First Midwest Bancorp earlier this year.
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From the Capitol: Court ruling, if upheld, will create pressure for real pension reform

From the Capitol: Court ruling, if upheld, will create pressure for real pension reform | Illinois Legislative Affairs | Scoop.it
Judge John Belz of Sangamon County Circuit Court ruled Nov. 21 that Illinois Pension Reform Bill, SB 1, was unconstitutional. Both my predecessor, former
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Illinois' pension reform questions mean the state's financial future is uncertain - Huffington Post

Illinois' pension reform questions mean the state's financial future is uncertain - Huffington Post | Illinois Legislative Affairs | Scoop.it
Illinois' December 2013 pension reform law was deemed unconstitutional Nov. 21 by a Sangamon County Circuit Court judge.

The issue is likely headed to the state Supreme Court by way of appeal by Attorney General Lisa Madigan.
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Illinois Bond Slump Seen After Pension Plug Falters: Muni Credit

Illinois bonds are set to weaken after a judge struck down a plan to shrink a $111 billion pension shortfall, threatening to strain the finances of the lowest-rated U.S. state.
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Judge rules Illinois pension reform law is unconstitutional

Judge rules Illinois pension reform law is unconstitutional | Illinois Legislative Affairs | Scoop.it
A Sangamon County Circuit Court judge ruled Friday that Illinois' pension reform law passed last year is unconstitutional.
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Illinois pension shortfall rises to $111 billion - STLtoday.com

Illinois pension shortfall rises to $111 billion - STLtoday.com | Illinois Legislative Affairs | Scoop.it
Deficit grows despite strong investment returns
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Illinois' Tax Climate for Businesses Slides - Huffington Post

Illinois' Tax Climate for Businesses Slides - Huffington Post | Illinois Legislative Affairs | Scoop.it
Along with personal and corporate income tax rates, the Tax Foundation ranked sales, unemployment insurance and property taxes to determine the overall ranking. Here's how Illinois ranked in each category....
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Illinois Supreme Court speeds up pension reform law appeal - Reuters

Illinois Supreme Court speeds up pension reform law appeal - Reuters | Illinois Legislative Affairs | Scoop.it
CHICAGO (Reuters) - The Illinois Supreme Court on Wednesday fast-tracked the state's appeal of a trial court ruling that found a new law aimed at easing the state's huge pension burden unconstitutional.The...
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Bruce Rauner warns of painful 24 months ahead for Illinois - Chicago Tribune

Bruce Rauner warns of painful 24 months ahead for Illinois - Chicago Tribune | Illinois Legislative Affairs | Scoop.it
Gov.-elect Bruce Rauner on Monday continued his doom-and-gloom tour highlighting the state's budget mess as he prepares voters for what he says will be a painful two years sorting out Illinois' finances, acknowledging he'll need to use...
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Illinois Gov.-elect Bruce Rauner visits White House, says big issues need bipartisan solutions

Illinois Gov.-elect Bruce Rauner visits White House, says big issues need bipartisan solutions | Illinois Legislative Affairs | Scoop.it
SPRINGFIELD, Illinois - In his first official trip to Washington as Illinois' next governor, Republican Bruce Rauner touted the importance of working on a bipartisan basis - also sure to be a key issue at home, as he faces a number of challenges...
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Quinn wants lawmakers back to pass minimum wage hike

Quinn wants lawmakers back to pass minimum wage hike | Illinois Legislative Affairs | Scoop.it
Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn told the Tribune on Wednesday that he hasn't given up hope on lawmakers coming back to Springfield to pass a statewide minimum wage increase, though it's likely to end up being a symbolic gesture for the outgoing chief...
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Same-day voter registration on way to becoming reality in Ill.

Same-day voter registration on way to becoming reality in Ill. | Illinois Legislative Affairs | Scoop.it
A pilot program that allowed same-day voter registration in Illinois in the Nov. 4 election would become permanent under legislation that passed the House Wednesday.
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Minimum wage hike stalls in Illinois Legislature

Minimum wage hike stalls in Illinois Legislature | Illinois Legislative Affairs | Scoop.it
Efforts to raise Illinois' minimum wage stalled on Tuesday when House Speaker Michael Madigan announced that Democratic leaders did not have the necessary votes to pass a measure that would have set the ...
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Illinois Lawmakers Begin Last Week of Veto Session

Illinois Lawmakers Begin Last Week of Veto Session | Illinois Legislative Affairs | Scoop.it
Republican governor-elect Bruce Rauner is scheduled to make an appearance Tuesday morning at the state Capitol.
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Dual Illinois minimum wage efforts in Springfield, Chicago

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Members of Illinois' General Assembly and Chicago's City Council are trying to address the question of an Illinois minimum wage increase this week.

Via Bill Fleming
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Rauner says he will contribute some of his own money to repair Illinois ... - Reboot Illinois

Rauner says he will contribute some of his own money to repair Illinois ... - Reboot Illinois | Illinois Legislative Affairs | Scoop.it
Illinois Gov.-elect Bruce Rauner and Diana Rauner said they would repair the Illinois governor's mansion while at a Thanksgiving dinner with military veterans.
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Jim Edgar remembers his own time as an Republican governor working with a Democratic legislature in Illinois

Jim Edgar remembers his own time as an Republican governor working with a Democratic legislature in Illinois | Illinois Legislative Affairs | Scoop.it
Republican Gov.-elect Bruce Rauner will follow in the footsteps of former Illinois Gov. Jim Edgar when he takes control of a state in a fiscal crisis with a Democratically controlled legislature.
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Judge to hear arguments over Illinois pension reform law

CHICAGO, Nov 20 (Reuters) - Illinois faces an uphill battleto defend on Thursday the constitutionality of a law aimed ateasing the state's huge unfunded pension liability.Lawyers for the state will
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Rauner, Quinn expected at Illinois Capitol for veto session on Thursday

Rauner, Quinn expected at Illinois Capitol for veto session on Thursday | Illinois Legislative Affairs | Scoop.it
SPRINGFIELD, Illinois - Illinois lawmakers are reconvening for the final day of this week's veto session.
Republican governor-elect Bruce Rauner (ROW'-nur) is expected to make an appearance at the state Capitol on Thursday.
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