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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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Illinois governor signs private-sector retirement savings act into law - Pensions & Investments

Illinois governor signs private-sector retirement savings act into law - Pensions & Investments | Illinois Legislative Affairs | Scoop.it
More than 2 million private-sector employees in Illinois will have access to retirement savings accounts under the Illinois Secure Choice Savings Program Act, which was signed Sunday by Gov. Pat Quinn.
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Illinois Governor Signs Legislation Reducing Size of Civil Juries - The National Law Review

Illinois Governor Signs Legislation Reducing Size of Civil Juries - The National Law Review | Illinois Legislative Affairs | Scoop.it
On December 19, 2014, Illinois Governor Pat Quinn signed into law Public Act 098-1132, reducing the number of jurors in civil cases from 12 to 6. Previously, the parties in a civil case were enti
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Illinois Supreme Court speeds up pension reform law appeal - Reuters

Illinois Supreme Court speeds up pension reform law appeal - Reuters | Illinois Legislative Affairs | Scoop.it
CHICAGO (Reuters) - The Illinois Supreme Court on Wednesday fast-tracked the state's appeal of a trial court ruling that found a new law aimed at easing the state's huge pension burden unconstitutional.The...
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Bruce Rauner warns of painful 24 months ahead for Illinois - Chicago Tribune

Bruce Rauner warns of painful 24 months ahead for Illinois - Chicago Tribune | Illinois Legislative Affairs | Scoop.it
Gov.-elect Bruce Rauner on Monday continued his doom-and-gloom tour highlighting the state's budget mess as he prepares voters for what he says will be a painful two years sorting out Illinois' finances, acknowledging he'll need to use...
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Illinois Gov.-elect Bruce Rauner visits White House, says big issues need bipartisan solutions

Illinois Gov.-elect Bruce Rauner visits White House, says big issues need bipartisan solutions | Illinois Legislative Affairs | Scoop.it
SPRINGFIELD, Illinois - In his first official trip to Washington as Illinois' next governor, Republican Bruce Rauner touted the importance of working on a bipartisan basis - also sure to be a key issue at home, as he faces a number of challenges...
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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

What a Gov. Rauner means for Illinois | Illinois Legislative Affairs | Scoop.it
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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Incoming Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner Faces Big Challenges

Incoming Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner Faces Big Challenges | Illinois Legislative Affairs | Scoop.it
CHICAGO (AP) -- Bruce Rauner became a Republican rock star when he unseated a Democratic governor in left-leaning Illinois, pledging to run Barack Obama's home state in the mold of GOP darlings Scott Walker and Mitch Daniels.
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New Laws 2015: Illinois laws that take effect January 1

New Laws 2015: Illinois laws that take effect January 1 | Illinois Legislative Affairs | Scoop.it
With the start of the New Year always comes a new set of laws to obey. Read a complete list here, and see the top 15 new laws for 2015
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Budget Structure Hurting Illinois People, Business | Dewitt Daily News

Budget Structure Hurting Illinois People, Business  | Dewitt Daily News | Illinois Legislative Affairs | Scoop.it
Governor-elect Bruce Rauner says the state's flawed budget structure is weighing heavy on the people who live and work here.
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Governor Quinn Announces Illinois Wins $80 Million Federal Investment for Early Childhood Education

Governor Quinn Announces Illinois Wins $80 Million Federal Investment for Early Childhood Education | Illinois Legislative Affairs | Scoop.it
Preschool Development Grant to Support Governor’s Birth to Five Initiative
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How Bruce Rauner can lead Illinois from ruin - Chicago Tribune

How Bruce Rauner can lead Illinois from ruin - Chicago Tribune | Illinois Legislative Affairs | Scoop.it
On Nov. 4, Gov.-elect Bruce Rauner won more than an election. He won the opportunity to change our state's kleptocratic political culture and make Illinois once again a hospitable place to raise a family and grow a business.
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