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2015/05/23 03:30
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Updated: Friday, May 22 2015, 10:27 PM CDTSession started with a promise of bipartisanship but in these last couple weeks it seems like that promise is crumbling and there are still major issues...
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2015/05/22 22:13
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As Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner formally unveiled his legislative agenda Friday, supportive GOP lawmakers and opposing Democrats who control the legislature took hard-line positions, foretelling what...
2015/05/21 04:26
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It's a plan that could serve as a litmus test for the statewide pension overhaul that lawmakers are tasked with crafting, though some critics warn that if another plan ends up before the courts, it...
2015/05/16 03:31
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Updated: Friday, May 15 2015, 10:27 PM CDTThe political debate continued today at the statehouse as house democrats brought up another item on Governor Bruce Rauner's turnaround agenda for a...
2015/05/16 00:13
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Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle is trying to revive a plan to overhaul government worker pensions, with supporters arguing the proposal is vastly different from changes to state...
2015/05/15 17:40
2015/05/15 17:40
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State lawmakers likely won't be able to approve a property tax freeze that Republicans called a Democratic political stunt being used to "embarrass" Gov. Bruce Rauner, who has proposed his own version...
2015/05/14 04:30
2015/05/14 04:30
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Updated: Wednesday, May 13 2015, 10:50 PM CDTToday, it was representatives from the governor's office testifying before lawmakers, about the future of pension reform. Their message hasn't changed...
2015/05/14 02:26
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The court last week ruled the plan to address Illinois' worst-in-the-nation public-pension shortfall by reducing benefits was unconstitutional, sending lawmakers back to square one on an issue that...
2015/05/13 22:08
2015/05/13 22:08
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SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) - Illinois lawmakers expressed skepticism Wednesday that they'll be able to pass a new pension fix this spring, despite pressure from Gov. Bruce Rauner and major credit rating...
2015/05/13 22:08
2015/05/13 22:08
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The court last week ruled the plan to address Illinois' worst-in-the-nation public-pension shortfall by reducing benefits was unconstitutional, sending lawmakers back to square one on an issue that...
2015/05/12 04:26
2015/05/12 04:26
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The “Taxpayer Protection” working group discusses issues such as the governor’s proposed property tax freeze. Members were told the governor’s initial bargaining position is a permanent freeze....
2015/05/09 04:30
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Updated: Friday, May 8 2015, 11:01 PM CDT The justices on the Supreme Court were unanimous with their decision today, the pension reform law diminishes benefits and under the constitution that's not...
2015/05/08 23:12
2015/05/08 23:12
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I recently obtained a document distributed by the governor's office detailing the membership list and meeting times and locations of the secret state legislative "working groups." The governor's...
2015/05/08 22:44
2015/05/08 22:44
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Squeezy the Pension Python is dead. The orange, cartoon snake debuted in a 2012 Internet video commissioned by Gov. Pat Quinn in an effort to explain Illinois' mind-numbingly complicated pension...
2015/05/08 21:12
2015/05/08 21:12
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Pay up—no matter how long it takes and how much it costs. That is the overwhelming, utterly clear message sent by the Illinois Supreme Court today in tossing out 2013 reforms to state pension funds...
2015/05/08 19:59
2015/05/08 19:59
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WICS ABC Newschannel 20 News Reaction to Illinois Supreme Court pension rulingMay 08, 2015 13:35 CDT Eds: Updates with comment from AFL-CIO President Michael CarriganBy The Associated Press The...
2015/05/07 19:40
2015/05/07 19:40
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Four months after your state taxes went down, one of the key questions in the debate over the next Illinois budget picture is whether they'll go back up. This week, Illinois House Democrats staged a...
2015/05/04 10:40
2015/05/04 10:40
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Illinois Senate Republican Leader Christine Radogno has been one of the top women in state politics for years, but she still says women face challenges in running for office. "Men always have the...
2015/05/01 17:38
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The measure by Rep. Peter Breen, R-Lombard, restricts use of the information to certain law enforcement uses, prohibits transfer to private third parties and says the government can keep the...
2015/05/23 03:30
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