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Illinois Senate passes bill that would allow casino and 4000 locations for ... - New York Daily News

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Why Illinois is running last

Why Illinois is running last | Illinois Legislative Affairs | Scoop.it
Illinois’ 2011 income tax hike put the brakes on the state’s private-sector jobs recovery.
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Hatcher, Schmitz reflect on their state legislative careers - Kane County Chronicle

Hatcher, Schmitz reflect on their state legislative careers - Kane County Chronicle | Illinois Legislative Affairs | Scoop.it
Hatcher, Schmitz reflect on their state legislative careers Kane County Chronicle In looking back at what he has done in his legislative career, Schmitz noted most of his accomplishments have involved “sticks and bricks.” That included paving the...
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Consolidating many governments in Illinois can create savings - Chicago Sun-Times

Consolidating many governments in Illinois can create savings - Chicago Sun-Times | Illinois Legislative Affairs | Scoop.it
Consolidating many governments in Illinois can create savings
Chicago Sun-Times
Illinois has 6,968 units of government in all, 42 percent more than the distant runner-up, Pennsylvania. But the bills Quinn signed are fly swatters at a garbage dump.
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Sacred cows hinder progress - Herald & Review

Sacred cows hinder progress - Herald & Review | Illinois Legislative Affairs | Scoop.it
Sacred cows hinder progress
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The result is that Illinois residents pay pretty high taxes in total, and receive government services that are less than ideal. Yet, no one ...
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Illinois restricts employer inquiries on criminal convictions and adds ... - Lexology (registration)

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New Laws in Illinois You Don't Want to Miss - Huffington Post

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New Laws in Illinois You Don't Want to Miss
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On January 1, many new Illinois laws went into effect, including prohibiting cellphone use while driving and a speed limit increase on some Illinois highways.
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S&P threatens downgrade over Illinois budget trouble - Crain's Chicago Business

S&P threatens downgrade over Illinois budget trouble - Crain's Chicago Business | Illinois Legislative Affairs | Scoop.it
Reuters S&P threatens downgrade over Illinois budget trouble Crain's Chicago Business "Governor Quinn was clear with legislators this year that bond rating agencies would look with disfavor on a budget that did not contain enough revenue to cover a...
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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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Could online voter registration affect election outcome? - Chicago Daily Herald

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Could online voter registration affect election outcome?
Chicago Daily Herald
Illinoisans started registering to vote online for the first time in June, and the daily tally of applications is beginning to grow.
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Our Opinion: Voters don't need term limits, they need to vote - The State Journal-Register

Our Opinion: Voters don't need term limits, they need to vote - The State Journal-Register | Illinois Legislative Affairs | Scoop.it
Our Opinion: Voters don't need term limits, they need to vote
The State Journal-Register
“Pat Quinn, Mike Madigan and the Springfield career politicians won today, and the people of Illinois lost,” he said in a statement.
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Group continues fight to put term limits on ballot - The Herald-News

Group continues fight to put term limits on ballot - The Herald-News | Illinois Legislative Affairs | Scoop.it
Chicago Sun-Times Group continues fight to put term limits on ballot The Herald-News CHICAGO – A group that wants to put legislative term limits on the November ballot told an Illinois appeals court Thursday that voters deserve a chance to approve...
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After-School Programs Foster Success for Future in Illinois - Public News Service

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After-School Programs Foster Success for Future in Illinois
Public News Service
PHOTO: Educational experts say after-school programs in Illinois can help narrow achievement gaps, but only 16 percent of students in the state are currently enrolled.
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Illinois work force shrinks by largest margin in state history

Illinois work force shrinks by largest margin in state history | Illinois Legislative Affairs | Scoop.it
In June, Illinois suffered the largest monthly workforce loss in recorded state history.
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4 reasons you should care about pension reform in Illinois - Chicago Sun-Times

4 reasons you should care about pension reform in Illinois - Chicago Sun-Times | Illinois Legislative Affairs | Scoop.it
4 reasons you should care about pension reform in Illinois
Chicago Sun-Times
The Illinois pension crisis is by no means a small one, and it has a direct impact on you, the taxpayer.
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John Cullerton has a new plan for pension reform in Illinois

John Cullerton has a new plan for pension reform in Illinois | Illinois Legislative Affairs | Scoop.it
Senate President John Cullerton was right before about pension reform in Illinois. Could he be right about the way to solve it with his new plan? (RT @rebootillinois: Cullerton has a "plan B" for #pension reform: Will it work?
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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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