SPRINGFIELD - The four Republican candidates for governor are in agreement when it comes to Illinois prisons: There are too many inmates, not enough cells and quick action is needed to address what they say is a public safety threat.
CHICAGO, Jan 21 (Reuters) - A reform package passed late last year will make improvements to Illinois' woefully underfunded public pension system, but the state's budget gap still will increase to $13 billion by 2025 if current policies remain...
CivSource Pension reform could be in our mist ConnectTriStates.com powered by KHQA ... Reform Proposal, Pension Reform Proposal from a Bipartisan Panel is Positive Indeed, Illinois Pension Reform, Illinois Pension.
ILLINOIS/WISCONSIN (WITI) -- Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker and Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn have taken opposite paths toward improving the economy. So who's approach is working better? 2011 was a tough year for Illinois and ...
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A review of corporate relocation wins by Site Selection Magazine found that as of 2012, 216 companies had relocated to Illinois, ranking 10th in the nation. Wisconsin had only 57 wins, ranking 24th. The same magazine measures states’ business successes by the number of new facilities and expansions. Illinois ranks fifth in the nation, with 322 companies either expanding or building, while Wisconsin was the last in the Midwest with only 43. Bureau of Labor Statistics numbers show that since the big budget decisions of 2011, Wisconsin has created 76,000 jobs and Illinois has created 165,800.
MiamiHerald.com Illinois Budget Debate Heats Up Bond Buyer The General Assembly's Commission on Government Forecasting and Accountability also released an economic outlook prepared by Moody's Analytics.
KMOV.com Universities worry about minimum wage increase McDonough Voice But according to the Springfield bureau of Lee Enterprises newspapers, Southern Illinois University President Glen Poshard says that would cost the school $3.2 million a year...
Editorial: Silence hardly golden in state legislature Bloomington Pantagraph The Illinois General Assembly has a long history of making difficult decisions during sessions when many legislators are leaving office.
Republican candidate Tom Cross said the state treasurer’s office can be used more aggressively.The 20-year veteran state representative from west suburban Oswego and former House minority leader told The State Journal-Register editorial board Wednesday...
SPRINGFIELD, Illinois - Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn is getting more time before he delivers his annual budget address. Updated: 2/5/14 1:04 pm (Legislature votes to delay Quinn's budget address - SPRINGFIELD, Illinois - Illinois Gov.
Chicago Sun-Times Editorial: Madigan plan to cut corporate tax rate is smart move Bloomington Pantagraph House Speaker Michael Madigan last week acknowledged what many have been saying for a long time -- the Illinois economy needs stimulation.
Illinois unemployment drops, but state sheds jobs The Southern December's jobless rate fell to 8.6 percent from 8.7 percent the previous month, the Illinois Department of Employment Security said in its monthly report on statewide unemployment.
San Francisco Chronicle Illinois pension law saves $15 billion less than first thought Chicago Tribune SPRINGFIELD — New calculations show the state will save about $15 billion less than initially projected from the controversial major government...
Illinois Pension Reform Panel Zeros In On New Cost Saving Plan Huffington Post CHICAGO, Aug 23 (Reuters) - Cost of living increases for pension checks would be tied to inflation under a plan being considered by an Illinois legislative panel charged...
In ALEC’s latest publication, Keeping The Promise: State Solutions For Government Pension Reform, former State Senator Dan Liljenquist details how the state of Rhode Island successfully addressed its unfunded pension liabilities in 2011.
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