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Latest gambling expansion for Illinois surfaces, with Emanuel push - Chicago Tribune (blog)

Latest gambling expansion for Illinois surfaces, with Emanuel push - Chicago Tribune (blog) | Illinois Legislative Affairs | Scoop.it
New York Daily News Latest gambling expansion for Illinois surfaces, with Emanuel push Chicago Tribune (blog) SPRINGFIELD — — A renewed push for major gambling expansion in Illinois swiftly passed the Senate on Wednesday as Mayor Rahm Emanuel threw...
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Amazon customers to start paying tax Feb. 1 - Chicago Sun-Times

Amazon customers to start paying tax Feb. 1 - Chicago Sun-Times | Illinois Legislative Affairs | Scoop.it
Illinois customers of Amazon and other out-of-state retailers will start paying the state's 6.25 percent use tax on their purchases under a new state law.
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Rauner Previews 1st-Year Priorities: Cut Taxes, Medicaid - CBS Local

Rauner Previews 1st-Year Priorities: Cut Taxes, Medicaid - CBS Local | Illinois Legislative Affairs | Scoop.it
Gov. Bruce Rauner said he will propose a number of reforms to turn the state around, and indicated they would involve making Illinois more attractive to businesses while slashing spending on everything from health insurance for the poor to...
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How will Illinois' high court rule on pension reform?

How will Illinois' high court rule on pension reform? | Illinois Legislative Affairs | Scoop.it
Justices of the state Supreme Court follow clear voting patterns and are partly politicians who often must raise increasing amounts of campaign cash, Crain's finds.
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Governor Rauner hints at first year priorities - Illinois Review

Governor Rauner hints at first year priorities - Illinois Review | Illinois Legislative Affairs | Scoop.it
The Associated Press reports that Illinois Gov.
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Illinois governor draws from other states for turnaround team - Reuters

Illinois governor draws from other states for turnaround team - Reuters | Illinois Legislative Affairs | Scoop.it
CHICAGO, Jan 22 (Reuters) - Illinois Governor Bruce Raunerhas tapped former top officials from Hawaii, New York and otherstates to work on his state's turnaround.This is possibly the biggest turnaround...
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Illinois General Assembly’s top three legislative priorities - Watchdog.org

Illinois General Assembly’s top three legislative priorities - Watchdog.org | Illinois Legislative Affairs | Scoop.it
With a new Republican governor, 2015 promises to be an exciting year in Illinois.
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Swearing-in of the 99th Illinois General Assembly - The State Journal-Register

Swearing-in of the 99th Illinois General Assembly - The State Journal-Register | Illinois Legislative Affairs | Scoop.it
The 99th Illinois General Assembly was sworn in Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2015. Members of the Illinois House took their oaths of office at Sangamon Auditorium. The Senate's ceremony was at the Statehouse.
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Rauner team releases transition report – Illinois News Network

Rauner team releases transition report – Illinois News Network | Illinois Legislative Affairs | Scoop.it
SPRINGFIELD — Governor-elect Bruce Rauner’s transition team on Thursday released its report on the state of Illinois. The report lists challenges to overcome
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Here's the leadership team of Gov. Bruce Rauner - Reboot Illinois

Here's the leadership team of Gov. Bruce Rauner - Reboot Illinois | Illinois Legislative Affairs | Scoop.it
The administration of Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner will be led by these cabinet members and top support staff.
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Rauner to embark on Illinois tour ahead of inauguration

Rauner to embark on Illinois tour ahead of inauguration | Illinois Legislative Affairs | Scoop.it
Illinois' governor-elect to embark on plane tour ahead of inauguration
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Illinois Legislature OKs Special Election

Illinois Legislature OKs Special Election | Illinois Legislative Affairs | Scoop.it
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) - Outgoing Gov. Pat Quinn says lawmakers' approval of a special election for comptroller is a "victory for democracy."
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Goodbye, Illinois: residents are leaving for other states

Goodbye, Illinois: residents are leaving for other states | Illinois Legislative Affairs | Scoop.it
Even on days when the temperature is above zero, Illinois struggles to keep people here. They're leaving, in droves, for states with sunnier economic opportunities.
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Gov. Pat Quinn issues final accounting of his record on business development - Chicago Business Journal

Gov. Pat Quinn issues final accounting of his record on business development - Chicago Business Journal | Illinois Legislative Affairs | Scoop.it
Deemed by some an ineffectual state leader, Pat Quinn begs to differ as he points to his accomplishments in the business sector.
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Rauner, business look for workers' comp changes - The State Journal-Register

Rauner, business look for workers' comp changes - The State Journal-Register | Illinois Legislative Affairs | Scoop.it
In a speech at the University of Chicago last week, Gov. Bruce Rauner provided what he said was a preview of his upcoming State of the State speech.Rauner
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Illinois governor makes several cabinet appointments

Illinois governor makes several cabinet appointments | Illinois Legislative Affairs | Scoop.it
Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner has made several cabinet secretary and agency appointments, including the top posts at the Labor, Human Rights and Financial and Professional Regulation departments and...
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Illinois state finances could see $9B deficit in FY16

Illinois state finances could see $9B deficit in FY16 | Illinois Legislative Affairs | Scoop.it
Institute of Government and Public Affairs study says Illinois state finances are much worse than reported, with a $9B deficit likely for Fiscal Year 2016.
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Quinn leaves office without penning final statement

Quinn leaves office without penning final statement | Illinois Legislative Affairs | Scoop.it
Former Gov. Pat Quinn left office in a tumult: dozens of clemencies, laws and executive orders signed.
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Gov. Rauner names Hawaii's former 'superstar governor' Linda Lingle as Illinois COO - Chicago

Gov. Rauner names Hawaii's former 'superstar governor' Linda Lingle as Illinois COO - Chicago | Illinois Legislative Affairs | Scoop.it
She was the first woman to serve as governor of Hawaii — and the first of Jewish ancestry. And now, former Hawaii Gov. Linda Lingle is planning to move to Illinois to serve as chief operating officer in Gov.

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Hawaii's first woman governor has been appointed the Chief Operating Officer in the Illinois governor's administration.  Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner called the former Hawaii Governor "a superstar governor" who will help him bring about "the largest turnaround in America today."  Although that statement may be a bit overblown, there's no denying that Ms. Lingle made her mark in Hawaii, both in a positive and negative way.  I wish her success in the years ahead.  Aloha, Russ.

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Rauner order aims to improve minorities' opportunities

Rauner order aims to improve minorities' opportunities | Illinois Legislative Affairs | Scoop.it
Gov. Bruce Rauner marked Martin Luther King Jr.
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Illinois' 99th General Assembly Takes Oath of Office - WSIU

Illinois' 99th General Assembly Takes Oath of Office - WSIU | Illinois Legislative Affairs | Scoop.it
Members of Illinois' Democratic-led 99th General Assembly have been sworn into office as the state enters its first divided government in more than a
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Congratulations to all of our local State Senators and Representatives on their inauguration yesterday. We look forward to working with you in the 99th session.

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The Great Pension Debate

The Great Pension Debate | Illinois Legislative Affairs | Scoop.it
Illinois still has one of the worst funded pension systems in the nation. But reform efforts seem to be at a standstill until the Illinois Supreme Court rules on the constitutionality of a pension bill passed last year.
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Cross, Quinn and others exit next week - Chicago Daily Herald

Cross, Quinn and others exit next week - Chicago Daily Herald | Illinois Legislative Affairs | Scoop.it
Tom Cross on his way out, talks about a career leading a minority: "I would have loved to work with a Republican governor.
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Rauner's Illinois: America's Next Hotspot for Growth?

Rauner's Illinois: America's Next Hotspot for Growth? | Illinois Legislative Affairs | Scoop.it
Despite this bad news out of Chicago, the election of Bruce Rauner represents a beacon-bright opportunity for Illinois. Rauner has vowed to model his governorship upon the successful, prow-growth strategies of Daniels and Walker.
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What a Gov. Rauner means for Illinois

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And now, with a new governor ready to take his oath, all eyes in Illinois turn to Springfield. That in itself is remarkable. One party has run state government for so long that many voters could spend less time brightly wondering "What next?
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CareerBuilder CEO Explains Why Companies Are So Slow About Hiring - Business Insider

CareerBuilder CEO Explains Why Companies Are So Slow About Hiring - Business Insider | Illinois Legislative Affairs | Scoop.it
The rate at which people change jobs has not rebounded since the recession.
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