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Illinois Budget Impasse "Could Go On Awhile," Governor Says - WSIU

Illinois Budget Impasse "Could Go On Awhile," Governor Says - WSIU | Illinois Legislative Affairs | Scoop.it
Illinois has surpassed the 90-day mark of going without a budget. The governor on Friday signaled that number will keep rising.
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Kane County balances budget with increased fees, cuts by sheriff - Aurora Beacon-News

Kane County balances budget with increased fees, cuts by sheriff - Aurora Beacon-News | Illinois Legislative Affairs | Scoop.it
The state budget stalemate may be continuing, but Kane County will have a balanced 2016 budget without needing a property tax levy increase, officials said.
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Statehouse Insider: Continuous session becoming more sporadic - News - The State Journal-Register - Springfield, IL

You may recall that the House has been in continuous session since the budget impasse began in June. House Speaker MICHAEL MADIGAN, D-Chicago, will remind people — especially reporters — of that every chance he gets.
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Illinois, Indiana named among nation's most unfair tax states | abc7chicago.com

Illinois, Indiana named among nation's most unfair tax states | abc7chicago.com | Illinois Legislative Affairs | Scoop.it
Illinois and Indiana have been ranked among the nation's most unfair tax systems in the country.
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Illinois College Students Feeling the Heat from the Budget Stalemate - MyStateline.com

Illinois College Students Feeling the Heat from the Budget Stalemate - MyStateline.com | Illinois Legislative Affairs | Scoop.it
Add Illinois college students to the growing list of those feeling the pain from the state's lack of a budget.
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Lights out at Capitol? Impasse starts to sting - Bloomington Pantagraph

Lights out at Capitol? Impasse starts to sting - Bloomington Pantagraph | Illinois Legislative Affairs | Scoop.it
SPRINGFIELD — With Illinois poised to enter its fourth month without a budget, the drum beat of a more pervasive government shutdown is getting louder.
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Miller: New poll shows Rauner winning public opinion in standoff with Dems - Reboot Illinois

Miller: New poll shows Rauner winning public opinion in standoff with Dems - Reboot Illinois | Illinois Legislative Affairs | Scoop.it
A new poll shows Gov. Bruce Rauner has the public on his side in his battle with the Democrats. This could harden his stance on unions, says Rich Miller.
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Column: Do little legislature does much to hurt state - Illinois News Network

Column: Do little legislature does much to hurt state - Illinois News Network | Illinois Legislative Affairs | Scoop.it
Scott Reeder takes a look how the state of Illinois is being run by court orders rather than legislative action and what this means for the state.
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Illinois General Assembly should work with Rauner on budget

Illinois General Assembly should work with Rauner on budget | Illinois Legislative Affairs | Scoop.it
Columnist Scott Reeder says voters deserve better than the "politics of gridlock" now being deployed by the Illinois General Assembly.
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Illinois school districts back Rauner plan to undo school mandates - Chicago Sun-Times

Illinois school districts back Rauner plan to undo school mandates - Chicago Sun-Times | Illinois Legislative Affairs | Scoop.it
Illinois school districts have a new ally in Gov. Bruce Rauner as they try to eliminate state mandates that they say drive up costs.
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Moody's Illinois report: State holds seeds of its financial destruction or renewal - Reboot Illinois

Moody's Illinois report: State holds seeds of its financial destruction or renewal - Reboot Illinois | Illinois Legislative Affairs | Scoop.it
A new Moody's Illinois report says it's not the budget impasse that's the problem -- yet. It's the problems the budget must deal with that could be trouble.
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New data reveal Illinois’ broken workers’ compensation system in graphics

Comparisons with peer states show a badly distorted workers’ compensation system in Illinois.
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Comptroller: Illinois facing 'severe cash shortage' - Chicago Sun-Times

Comptroller: Illinois facing 'severe cash shortage' - Chicago Sun-Times | Illinois Legislative Affairs | Scoop.it
Comptroller: Illinois facing 'severe cash shortage'
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General Assembly needs restructuring - Western Courier (subscription)

General Assembly needs restructuring - Western Courier (subscription) | Illinois Legislative Affairs | Scoop.it
The Illinois General Assembly, just like the United States Congress, is composed of two chambers: the Senate and the House of Representatives.
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Police training canceled because of Illinois budget crisis : News

CHICAGO (AP) — Police departments across Illinois say the state budget stalemate has left them struggling to provide necessary training to officers on everything from how to deal with the
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Illinois job creation lagging, factory job losses continue, new federal ... - Reboot Illinois

Illinois job creation lagging, factory job losses continue, new federal ... - Reboot Illinois | Illinois Legislative Affairs | Scoop.it
New figures from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics show Illinois job creation lower than its neighbors. IL the only state in region losing factory jobs.
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Illinois governor signs law limiting college severance packages after DuPage ... - The Republic

Illinois governor signs law limiting college severance packages after DuPage school buyout. Updated 9/22/15 2:38 PM.
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Dire situation: Illinois comptroller says unpaid bills could reach $8.5 billion - Belleville News-Democrat

Unpaid state bills are mounting and could reach $8.5 billion by the end of 2015, the Illinois comptroller said Wednesday.
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Legislative report finds gambling at a slowdown in Illinois - Chicago Sun-Times

Legislative report finds gambling at a slowdown in Illinois - Chicago Sun-Times | Illinois Legislative Affairs | Scoop.it
Gambling is going through slow times in Illinois, with state taxes for all forms of gambling falling by nearly 6 percent this year despite growth in the video sector, according to a new report from the Illinois Legislature.
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Gov. Rauner: Speaker Madigan wants stalemate to build pressure for tax increase - The State Journal-Register

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Gov. Rauner: Speaker Madigan wants stalemate to build pressure for tax increase The State Journal-Register At a morning news conference before the Illinois House convened for its weekly overtime session in Springfield,...
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Top 20 local government entities paying the most in pension spiking costs - Reboot Illinois

Top 20 local government entities paying the most in pension spiking costs - Reboot Illinois | Illinois Legislative Affairs | Scoop.it
Here are the top 20 local government entities in Illinois that are paying the most for pension spiking costs.
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Illinois' gambling revenues shrinking - Journal Standard

Some state lawmakers have long looked at gaming expansion as a relatively pain-free way for Illinois to raise millions of dollars in new revenue.However, a new report from the General Assembly’s Commission on Government Forecasting and Accountability...
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Rauner: Illinois can't help most vulnerable if not competitive - Chicago Sun-Times

Rauner: Illinois can't help most vulnerable if not competitive - Chicago Sun-Times | Illinois Legislative Affairs | Scoop.it
Rauner: Illinois can't help most vulnerable if not competitive
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Beluga Steals the Spotlight During Governor's Press Conference

Beluga Steals the Spotlight During Governor's Press Conference | Illinois Legislative Affairs | Scoop.it
Juno the beluga stole the show Wednesday at a press event with Gov. Dannel Malloy.
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Illinois Governor Signs Sweeping School Discipline Bill Championed by Students

Illinois Governor Signs Sweeping School Discipline Bill Championed by Students | Illinois Legislative Affairs | Scoop.it
The new law, which was passed with bipartisan support from Illinois lawmakers, is designed to make suspensions and expulsions a last resort.
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