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Chicago Tribune
It's time for Illinois to graduate to a progressive income taxowners. And it runs afoul of Failed Gov. Rauner's insistence that no serious d
It's time for Illinois to graduate to a progressive income tax
Chicago Tribune / Posted 2 days ago
owners. And it runs afoul of Failed Gov. Rauner's insistence that no serious discussion on taxes can take place until the Democratic legislature enacts key nonbudget items from his agenda, such as reductions in compensation for injured workers and... Read more
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NBC Chicago
Illinois Ranked Second Worst-Run Statean official budget since July of last year. The impasse has been typified by a
Illinois Ranked Second Worst-Run State
NBC Chicago / Posted 12 days ago
an official budget since July of last year. The impasse has been typified by a battle between Gov. Bruce Rauner and the Democratic legislature over Rauner’s pro-business, union-weakening Turnaround Agenda. New Mexico ranked last on the list,... Read more
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Daily Record
@ISSUE: How to fix school funding inequitiesproposal covers a lot of bases. Do you envision it gaining any traction, or is
@ISSUE: How to fix school funding inequities
Daily Record / Posted 12 days ago
proposal covers a lot of bases. Do you envision it gaining any traction, or is it destined to die on the rocks of a Democratic legislature once again? The bases covered by my plan are all pieces of the same puzzle. My hope is, after the... Read more
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The Champaign News-Gazette
Bambenek named to IBHE positioneducation is operating without an appropriation, because of an ongoing budget a
Bambenek named to IBHE position
The Champaign News-Gazette / Posted 15 days ago
education is operating without an appropriation, because of an ongoing budget and policy dispute between Rauner and the Democratic Legislature, and Chicago State University is in danger of running out of money later this month. "The governor... Read more
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The Champaign News-Gazette
'We know that students may simply be dropping out'that has been without a budget this year because of the 9-month-long standoff b
'We know that students may simply be dropping out'
The Champaign News-Gazette / Posted 16 days ago
that has been without a budget this year because of the 9-month-long standoff between Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner and the Democratic Legislature. "What we don't know yet," Zarnikow said, "is are those students deciding not to go to school at all,... Read more
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The Champaign News-Gazette
IBHE head: Fewer campuses will bear MAP coststate this fall, state senators were told Tuesday. Illinois government, wracke
IBHE head: Fewer campuses will bear MAP cost
The Champaign News-Gazette / Posted 18 days ago
state this fall, state senators were told Tuesday. Illinois government, wracked by an ongoing budget dispute between the Democratic Legislature and Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner, has not covered the cost of the longstanding state program this year... Read more
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Boston Globe
Gay business group rescinds Baker’s honorand respect,” Baker said in a lengthy written statement. The governor, who has
Gay business group rescinds Baker’s honor
Boston Globe / Posted 23 days ago
and respect,” Baker said in a lengthy written statement. The governor, who has a cordial relationship with the heavily Democratic Legislature, said he takes pride in making efforts to “reach across the partisan divide to find common ground with... Read more
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The Champaign News-Gazette
Vermilion probation director: Court services threatened by lack of state budgetofficials, private businesses and taxpayers that the ongoing budget impasse bet
Vermilion probation director: Court services threatened by lack of state budget
The Champaign News-Gazette / Posted 23 days ago
officials, private businesses and taxpayers that the ongoing budget impasse between Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner and the Democratic Legislature has them concerned about funding for services when the new budget year begins July 1. "What we're... Read more
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Rappler
Party list: Who gets to choose candidates?for a particular candidate. The PR system used in Indonesia in 1999 to elect a
Party list: Who gets to choose candidates?
Rappler / Posted 23 days ago
for a particular candidate. The PR system used in Indonesia in 1999 to elect all members of its first post-Suharto democratic legislature is a good example of a closed list. The ballot paper contained the party names and symbols, but no... Read more
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Baltimore Sun
Hogan's veto: Why bother?scoring bill late last week — and the expected veto override this week. Sure,
Hogan's veto: Why bother?
Baltimore Sun / Posted 25 days ago
scoring bill late last week — and the expected veto override this week. Sure, it's a Republican governor and a Democratic legislature, but even the customary partisan bickering doesn't fully explain the tenor and testiness that has... Read more
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Bangor Daily News
Chicago teachers go on strike, shutting down nation’s third-largest school systemUnion, said she hopes the disruption puts pressure on Illinois Gov. Bruce Raune
Chicago teachers go on strike, shutting down nation’s third-largest school system
Bangor Daily News / Posted 28 days ago
Union, said she hopes the disruption puts pressure on Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner, a Republican, whose standoff with the Democratic legislature has left the state without a budget for nine months, squeezing public schools and universities and... Read more
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