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Democrats call property tax freeze 'terrible,' set up showdown - Chicago Daily Herald

Democrats call property tax freeze 'terrible,' set up showdown - Chicago Daily Herald | Illinois Legislative Affairs | Scoop.it
Democrats Tuesday called a proposal to freeze property taxes "terrible" and "awful" but voted for it anyway to set up a showdown on the Illinois House floor in the coming weeks. Gov.
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Illinois Pension Clash Raises Question: Who Raises Taxes, Lawmakers Or The Courts?

Illinois Pension Clash Raises Question: Who Raises Taxes, Lawmakers Or The Courts? | Illinois Legislative Affairs | Scoop.it
The Illinois Supreme Court has told the legislature to keep its hands off public pensions, but nothing is so simple.
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Workers' comp could see changes - Illinois Times

Workers' comp could see changes - Illinois Times | Illinois Legislative Affairs | Scoop.it
News,Contact Alan Kozeluh at intern@illinoistimes.com
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Rep. Grant Wehrli shares his thoughts on Illinois' future

Rep. Grant Wehrli shares his thoughts on Illinois' future | Illinois Legislative Affairs | Scoop.it
Illinois state Rep. Grant Wehrli explains how he thinks Illinois must move forward for a better state.
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Illinois pension reform decision: State must pay in full

Illinois pension reform decision: State must pay in full | Illinois Legislative Affairs | Scoop.it
The Illinois Supreme Court's pension reform decision tosses out pension reform law, puts state on the hook for $111 billion.
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Illinois redistricting reform efforts rise again with Independent Maps Amendment - Reboot Illinois

Illinois redistricting reform efforts rise again with Independent Maps Amendment - Reboot Illinois | Illinois Legislative Affairs | Scoop.it
A campaign aimed at redistricting reform, called the Independent Map Amendment, launched its 2016 effort April 28.
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Illinois Legislature Poised To Reform School Discipline Policies | Progress Illinois

Illinois Legislature Poised To Reform School Discipline Policies | Progress Illinois | Illinois Legislative Affairs | Scoop.it
By a 38-16 vote, the Illinois Senate on Thursday passed legislation seeking to limit the use of exclusionary school disciplinary actions, like out-of-school suspensions or expulsions, that eat up classroom learning time and disproportionately...
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Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner explains his plans for the state's pension and ... - Huffington Post

Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner explains his plans for the state's pension and ... - Huffington Post | Illinois Legislative Affairs | Scoop.it
Illinois' budget crisis is only worsened by its growing pension crisis. Reboot Illinois' Madeleine Doubek took a look at the plans Gov. Bruce Rauner hopes to implement to begin to fix both problems....
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Bill sponsor: Time to end pension double-dipping in Illinois - Reboot Illinois

Bill sponsor: Time to end pension double-dipping in Illinois - Reboot Illinois | Illinois Legislative Affairs | Scoop.it
Rep. Grant Wehrli, R-Naperville, writes that Illinois needs to pass a law to end pension double-dipping by public sector employees.
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Visiting the Illinois Capitol - YouTube

If you have any questions about visiting the Illinois capitol, check out this video. This video is the property of the State of Illinois. Pursuant to Illinoi...
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Citizen's arrest: Pension crisis only one of many crimes against the state - Reboot Illinois

Citizen's arrest: Pension crisis only one of many crimes against the state - Reboot Illinois | Illinois Legislative Affairs | Scoop.it
It's not just the pension crisis that has Illinois violating its state constitution.
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Gov. Bruce Rauner says he has a plan to make Illinois more business-friendly

Gov. Bruce Rauner says he has a plan to make Illinois more business-friendly | Illinois Legislative Affairs | Scoop.it
The General Assembly passed a fix on Thursday to remedy the $1.6 billion hole in this year's budget. It looted the road fund and instituted a 2.25 perc
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Duckworth to launch Illinois Senate bid

Duckworth to launch Illinois Senate bid | Illinois Legislative Affairs | Scoop.it
A Chicago newspaper says the Democrat will challenge GOP Sen. Mark Kirk.
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Truth in Accounting: Illinois hiding $118 billion in retirement debt - Reboot Illinois

Truth in Accounting: Illinois hiding $118 billion in retirement debt - Reboot Illinois | Illinois Legislative Affairs | Scoop.it
Fiscal watchdog Truth in Accounting says Illinois is hiding 75 percent of its retirement-related debt. A new report says each taxpayer owes $45,000.
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Is Pension Reform Possible In Illinois? | Illinois Conservative Examiner

Is Pension Reform Possible In Illinois? | Illinois Conservative Examiner | Illinois Legislative Affairs | Scoop.it
Is Pension Reform Possible In Illinois?: http://t.co/3QfNT1FS1j | #GovBruceRauner #Illinois #pensionreform #Politics #unions
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Illinois is the worst of 22 states with budget deficits - Reboot Illinois

Illinois is the worst of 22 states with budget deficits - Reboot Illinois | Illinois Legislative Affairs | Scoop.it
The Associated Press explains why 22 states are facing budget deficits this year, years after the official end of the recession.
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Cullerton Proposing New State Pension Reform Measure | Progress Illinois

Cullerton Proposing New State Pension Reform Measure | Progress Illinois | Illinois Legislative Affairs | Scoop.it
Illinois Senate President John Cullerton (D-Chicago) is putting forward a state pension reform proposal that is a revamp of the one he proposed back in 2013, which had union support and offered pensioners a choice in their retirement benefits. ...
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Area lawmaker on state budget cuts: 'We have to do some things that are ugly.' - Effingham Daily News

Area lawmaker on state budget cuts: 'We have to do some things that are ugly.' - Effingham Daily News | Illinois Legislative Affairs | Scoop.it
SPRINGFIELD — Cutting an estimated state budget deficit of $6.5 billion isn't an easy thing to do, said an area lawmaker.
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Taking another run at remap—and taking it out of the Legislature

Taking another run at remap—and taking it out of the Legislature | Illinois Legislative Affairs | Scoop.it
A big-name group is back with a newly revised plan, a $3 million war chest and an A-list of top civic supporters. Will voters buy in?
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Dan Walker, former Illinois governor, is dead - Chicago

Dan Walker, former Illinois governor, is dead - Chicago | Illinois Legislative Affairs | Scoop.it
Dan Walker, 92, who served one term as governor of Illinois in the 1970s, has died, his son’s law office confirmed Wednesday. Walker, a Democrat, was elected in 1972. He had graduated from the U.S.
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New Illinois schools chief says funding fix could take years

New Illinois schools chief says funding fix could take years | Illinois Legislative Affairs | Scoop.it
No easy money: New #Illinois K-12 boss says it could take years to fix how the state funds #education http://t.co/aWLVekI4MP @ecscomm
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Post-turnaround tour, pre-legislative compromise: Rauner's next steps - Reboot Illinois

Post-turnaround tour, pre-legislative compromise: Rauner's next steps - Reboot Illinois | Illinois Legislative Affairs | Scoop.it
Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner finished his statewide budget turnaround tour and is now working on convincing legislatures to pass his ideas into laws.
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Severe Thunderstorms, Tornadoes Expected in Midwest, South Thursday

Severe Thunderstorms, Tornadoes Expected in Midwest, South Thursday | Illinois Legislative Affairs | Scoop.it
April's dangerous reputation for severe weather will be on display the next few days.
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General Assembly Considers Municipal/Local Government Bankruptcy Legislation - JD Supra (press release)

Illinois legislators are considering a bill that would amend the Illinois Municipal Code to allow municipalities and other local government entities to file for bankruptcy....
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Bill pushes for possible municipal bankruptcies in Illinois

Bill pushes for possible municipal bankruptcies in Illinois | Illinois Legislative Affairs | Scoop.it
Bill pushes for possible municipal bankruptcies in Illinois - http://t.co/5l3QdMD1M9
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