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Illinois eliminates 75 boards, commissions - ABC7Chicago.com

Illinois eliminates 75 boards, commissions - ABC7Chicago.com | Illinois Legislative Affairs | Scoop.it
ABC7Chicago.com Illinois eliminates 75 boards, commissions ABC7Chicago.com Until Friday, there were nearly 400 state boards and commissions in Illinois; setting policies that control our workplaces, the highways we drive on, some of the stores...
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Governor Says It Could Be Another 5 (Yes, 5) Months Before A Budget Passes

Governor Says It Could Be Another 5 (Yes, 5) Months Before A Budget Passes | Illinois Legislative Affairs | Scoop.it
Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner says it may be another five months before the state has a budget. Rauner recently addressed a crowd of manufacturers eating
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Gov. Bruce Rauner press conference, 12-2-2015

Gov. Bruce Rauner holds a press conference in the Illinois Capitol on Dec. 2, 2015, a day after meeting with the four leaders of the Illinois General Assembly to ...
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Gov. Bruce Rauner, leaders meet on Illinois state budget

Gov. Bruce Rauner and the leaders of the Illinois General Assembly -- House Speaker Michael Madigan, Senate President John Cullerton, Senate Republican ...
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Why Illinois budget deal unlikely before 2016 - Chicago Sun-Times

Why Illinois budget deal unlikely before 2016 - Chicago Sun-Times | Illinois Legislative Affairs | Scoop.it
The primary election in March could be as big a factor as anything in getting an Illinois budget deal before spring.
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Our View: Illinois redistricting fix has momentum; keep it going - Rockford Register Star

Our View: Illinois redistricting fix has momentum; keep it going - Rockford Register Star | Illinois Legislative Affairs | Scoop.it
Some of our friends are highly skeptical of the Independent Maps movement to restore fairness to Illinois political map making. “What good will it
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Illinois independent map effort tops 400000 signatures - Quad City Times

Illinois independent map effort tops 400000 signatures - Quad City Times | Illinois Legislative Affairs | Scoop.it
SPRINGFIELD — A coalition attempting to take the task of drawing the state's political maps out of the hands of politicians is more than two-thirds of the way toward its
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Governor, leaders meeting reset to Dec. 1 - Illinois News Network

Governor, leaders meeting reset to Dec. 1 - Illinois News Network | Illinois Legislative Affairs | Scoop.it
The meeting between Gov. Rauner and the four legislative leaders has been rescheduled to Dec. 1.
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Governor, leaders meeting reset to Dec. 1 - DeKalb Daily Chronicle

Governor, leaders meeting reset to Dec. 1 - DeKalb Daily Chronicle | Illinois Legislative Affairs | Scoop.it
WNIJ and WNIU
Governor, leaders meeting reset to Dec.
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Kane County passes balanced budget - Chicago Tribune

Kane County passes balanced budget - Chicago Tribune | Illinois Legislative Affairs | Scoop.it
While the state of Illinois' budget impasse continues, Kane County passed a balanced budget for fiscal year 2016 without increasing taxes.
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Fmr Gov Jim Edgar (R) on Budget Mess and Restoring Illinois

We go one-on-one with former Gov Jim Edgar, and hear his thoughts on the current budget stalemate between Governor Rauner and Speaker Madigan, as well ...
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What Obama's Overtime Reform Means for Small Businesses - Huffington Post

The whole point of the overtime reform is to help employees, especially those that are overworked. The idea is that they will either get paid for the overtime they work or have their overtime hours cut so they have a better quality of life.
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Deconstructing the myths in the Illinois budget impasse - Reboot Illinois

Deconstructing the myths in the Illinois budget impasse - Reboot Illinois | Illinois Legislative Affairs | Scoop.it
The constitution doesn't say lawmakers must hand the governor a balanced budget. And there are no "non-budget issues." Stop the Illinois budget myths.
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History of the Illinois Pension Crisis Could Be Learning Moment - Huffington Post

History of the Illinois Pension Crisis Could Be Learning Moment - Huffington Post | Illinois Legislative Affairs | Scoop.it
When the Illinois Supreme Court ruled the 2013 pension reform law unconstitutional, it left the state with one very big question: how to get $105 billion into the five state public pension funds by 20...
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Rauner, Democrats strike deal on lottery payouts, gas tax money for towns

Rauner, Democrats strike deal on lottery payouts, gas tax money for towns | Illinois Legislative Affairs | Scoop.it
Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner and House Democrats on Wednesday struck a rare agreement, compromising on a plan to release more than $3.1 billion to pay Illinois Lottery winners and help cities and towns operate 911 centers, plow roads and train...
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Illinois Legislature Could Vote on Local Government Funding

Illinois Legislature Could Vote on Local Government Funding | Illinois Legislative Affairs | Scoop.it
The Illinois House convenes Wednesday and faces a decision on legislation that could free up money owed to local governments.
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Task force looks to shrink Illinois government - Chicago Sun-Times

Task force looks to shrink Illinois government - Chicago Sun-Times | Illinois Legislative Affairs | Scoop.it
A task force is preparing to present its final recommendations to shrink Illinois government, making it more efficient and effective.
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Majority of Illinois Independents in favor of government spending cuts, poll says - Madison County Record

Majority of Illinois Independents in favor of government spending cuts, poll says - Madison County Record | Illinois Legislative Affairs | Scoop.it
As Illinois lawmakers strive to solve the state budget impasse, Illinoisans have spoken out loud and clear.
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Dabrowski: Illinois' time bomb growing, ticking louder - Dubuque Telegraph Herald

Dabrowski: Illinois' time bomb growing, ticking louder - Dubuque Telegraph Herald | Illinois Legislative Affairs | Scoop.it
In 1994, Illinois Gov. Jim Edgar spearheaded a bipartisan pension bill he claimed would solve the state's then-$15 billion pension deficit.
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Kane County service agencies detail struggles amid budget impasse - Chicago Tribune

Kane County service agencies detail struggles amid budget impasse - Chicago Tribune | Illinois Legislative Affairs | Scoop.it
Illinois' budget impasse continues without an end in sight while area social service agencies are in "absolute survival mode," according to social service agency leaders who gathered Tuesday for a League of Women Voters Central Kane County's press...
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Illinois Budget Stalemate Persists - Wall Street Journal

Illinois Budget Stalemate Persists - Wall Street Journal | Illinois Legislative Affairs | Scoop.it
Civic groups in Illinois are pressing top elected officials to start meeting as a state budget stalemate stretches into its fifth month, with fallout affecting operations ranging from social services to paying for holiday lights.
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Illinois Senate may not meet again until 2016 - WLS-TV

Illinois Senate may not meet again until 2016 - WLS-TV | Illinois Legislative Affairs | Scoop.it
Despite having no state budget agreement more than four months into the state's fiscal year, the Illinois Senate left the capital city Tuesday for perhaps the last time before the new year.
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Illinois has too much government - Chicago Tribune

Illinois has too much government - Chicago Tribune | Illinois Legislative Affairs | Scoop.it
Sustaining 6,964 government agencies might keep people “employed” (which is probably why the Illinois Legislature is loath to eliminate the bloat), but I’m hard pressed to believe that other more meaningful forms of work cannot be...
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Illinois leaders could meet together for the first time since May - IllinoisHomePage.net

Illinois leaders could meet together for the first time since May - IllinoisHomePage.net | Illinois Legislative Affairs | Scoop.it
ILLINOIS -- Leaders in the General Assembly and the Governor have not met since May, but that might all be about to change.
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Redistricting reform surely needed in Illinois - Chicago Tribune

Redistricting reform surely needed in Illinois - Chicago Tribune | Illinois Legislative Affairs | Scoop.it
Scott Reeder commentary on the evils of gerrymandering
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Ex-Gov. Ryan: Rauner, Madigan need to 'sit down and talk'

Ex-Gov. Ryan: Rauner, Madigan need to 'sit down and talk' | Illinois Legislative Affairs | Scoop.it
Former Illinois Governor George Ryan spoke about his time in federal prison at his first public appearance since being released in 2013. He also said cooperation is the key to getting things done in Springfield.
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