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2015/06/30 17:12
2015/06/30 17:12
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It still isn't final and things could change really quickly, but it looks as though the cardinals in Springfield are getting ready to send up black smoke on a bill to help Chicago Public Schools with...
2015/06/30 17:12
2015/06/30 17:12
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2015/06/30 11:41
2015/06/30 11:41
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SPRINGFIELD, Ill. -- Illinois' Republican governor and the state's largest employee union moved Monday to avoid a partial government shutdown, with the union saying members will continue to show up...
2015/06/30 05:26
2015/06/30 05:26
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OK, back to the “messages” parlor game. What the heck was Madigan up to? Most likely, he was sending a message to Emanuel that if he wanted to cut deals with Rauner and Senate President John...
2015/06/30 03:46
2015/06/30 03:46
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The four leaders of the Illinois General Assembly met with Gov. Bruce Rauner on Monday, less than 48 hours before a deadline to have a state budget deal in place. Democratic legislative leaders...
2015/06/29 03:09
2015/06/29 03:09
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The opponents are the entrenched Democrats, led by House Speaker Michael Madigan and Senate President John Cullerton, versus first-year Gov. Bruce Rauner and the minority Republicans. They represent...
2015/06/27 21:13
2015/06/27 21:13
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There are lots of details to be ironed out in order to solve the state's budget crisis. The trick will be getting Michael Madigan, Bruce Rauner and John Cullerton together to talk about them. WRITE...
2015/06/27 11:14
2015/06/27 11:14
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Lawmakers this week will take a second shot at approving short-term relief for Chicago's teacher pension nightmare amid a deepening fight between Democratic leaders and Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner,...
2015/06/25 21:43
2015/06/25 21:43
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CHICAGO (AP) - Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner says he's vetoed budget bills lawmakers sent him in order to start the road back to "fiscal sanity." Legislative Democrats backed a spending plan that's as...
2015/06/25 20:28
2015/06/25 20:28
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... systemic reforms in the jobs climate, I think we’ve still got problems fixing the rest of this budget,” he said. Rikeesha Phelon, spokeswoman for Senate President John Cullerton, D-Chicago,...
2015/06/25 19:24
2015/06/25 19:24
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The bill Democrats in the General Assembly passed last month provides $269 million more for early childhood, elementary and secondary education in the fiscal year that begins July 1 than schools...
2015/06/25 18:13
2015/06/25 18:13
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The people of Illinois sent me to Springfield to end the era of unbalanced budgets and runaway debt. The road back to fiscal sanity starts today with my veto of a budget that is nearly $4 billion out...
2015/06/25 06:26
2015/06/25 06:26
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She and her two sisters love to visit the Illinois State Museum in Springfield and look at the collections of butterflies, reptiles and the other flora and fauna of the Prairie State. It’s a fun,...
2015/06/25 01:50
2015/06/25 01:50
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With less than a week before the state must end its lack of momentum on the budget, two options are emerging. One, a tax increase. Two, a tax increase. Under normal circumstances, a business or a...
2015/06/24 10:12
2015/06/24 10:12
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If you want something out of Springfield, you'd better figure out what Mike Madigan wants first--and give it to him. That's the message after the House Speaker yesterday schooled a host of...
2015/06/22 19:13
2015/06/22 19:13
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With just a week and a day to go before the state begins a new fiscal year without a budget, a slow-motion fiscal train wreck continues to unfold in Springfield with everyone from Chicago Public...
2015/06/20 17:00
2015/06/20 17:00
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Praise for Holland’s performance came freely Wednesday from the state’s top officials. Senate President John Cullerton, a Democrat: “Bill Holland has dedicated his life's work to improving public...
2015/06/20 00:13
2015/06/20 00:13
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The comment salon at Change of Subject online has been aflame over the standoff in Springfield. IronMike100 writes: "Democrats can pass any spending and tax bill they want. So why don't they? Because...
2015/06/19 21:12
2015/06/19 21:12
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Gov. Bruce Rauner's much-anticipated TV ad isn't as over the top negative as we might have thought it would be. "Exactly," was the response from a Rauner official I spoke with after watching the ad...
2015/06/18 15:49
2015/06/18 15:49
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SPRINGFIELD, Ill. -- Gov. Bruce Rauner said he wants to reduce the state's Amtrak train service starting July 1, but the Illinois Department of Transportation hasn't informed the national rail line...
2015/06/17 18:12
2015/06/17 18:12
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As Springfield prepares to shut down amid a budget war, Illinois Senate President John Cullerton is sending a fairly simple message. The gist: A solution that will keep services coming and government...
2015/06/30 17:12
2015/06/30 17:12
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