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NBC Chicago
Ward Room’s Legislative Round-Up: Lawmakers Return to Springfielda hearing in the Senate Executive Committee Wednesday. The measure is sponsore
Ward Room’s Legislative Round-Up: Lawmakers Return to Springfield
NBC Chicago / Posted 18 hours ago
a hearing in the Senate Executive Committee Wednesday. The measure is sponsored by Rep. Jaime Andrade and Senate President John Cullerton. Thursday The state has been without an official budget since July of last year. The bill is sponsored by... Read more
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Op-Ed News
Who Needs Superdelegates?ID DNC Sanders 250 Bert Marley ID DNC Sanders 251 Carrie Austin IL DNC Clinto
Who Needs Superdelegates?
Op-Ed News / Posted yesterday
ID DNC Sanders 250 Bert Marley ID DNC Sanders 251 Carrie Austin IL DNC Clinton 252 Jerry Costello IL DNC Clinton 253 John Cullerton IL DNC Clinton 254 Rajiv Fernando IL DNC Clinton 255 John Keller IL DNC Clinton 256 Steven Powell IL DNC... Read more
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Crain's Chicago Business
Does Acme make a Rauner-catching machine?Rauner's draconian regulations, rank-and-file legislators (with encouragement f
Does Acme make a Rauner-catching machine?
Crain's Chicago Business / Posted 3 days ago
Rauner's draconian regulations, rank-and-file legislators (with encouragement from the governor and Senate President John Cullerton) worked out a deal. Rauner promised to rescind most of his cuts, and House Republicans refused to vote for... Read more
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SaukValley.com
Higher education's empty purse: Taking advantage of the desperateeducation. And when our well-educated legislative leaders Michael Madigan (Not
Higher education's empty purse: Taking advantage of the desperate
SaukValley.com / Posted 4 days ago
education. And when our well-educated legislative leaders Michael Madigan (Notre Dame and Loyola Chicago Law School) and John Cullerton (Loyola University Chicago) play along with the governor in placing social services funding dead last, they... Read more
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Chicago Tribune
This month's moutza: No laughing mattercome there's no emoticon for the Moutza?!" Please! Don't provoke the Crazy Fer
This month's moutza: No laughing matter
Chicago Tribune / Posted 4 days ago
come there's no emoticon for the Moutza?!" Please! Don't provoke the Crazy Feral Cat Ladies! What of State Sen. President John Cullerton, D-DeLeo? He floated an idiotic plan to raise state gas taxes and create a vast bureaucracy to monitor all... Read more
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Chicago Tribune
Rauner strikes optimistic tone on 'grand compromise' with Democrats, citing 'rumors' from rank-fileI'm hearing that on a level I haven't heard before. And so that makes me optimi
Rauner strikes optimistic tone on 'grand compromise' with Democrats, citing 'rumors' from rank-file
Chicago Tribune / Posted 5 days ago
I'm hearing that on a level I haven't heard before. And so that makes me optimistic." A spokesman for Senate President John Cullerton also expressed hope about the renewed talks. "Hopefully they will continue, because they need to continue,"... Read more
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Kane County Chronicle
Sound OffRauner could be one of the best governors Illinois has had in a long time, but
Sound Off
Kane County Chronicle / Posted 8 days ago
Rauner could be one of the best governors Illinois has had in a long time, but first we need [to] get ... Mike Madigan and John Cullerton out of office. Madigan has been in for 45 years – 40 years too long. Get them out and let Gov. Rauner do his... Read more
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Chicago Tribune
Rauner, Madigan both blink on higher education moneystate budget that includes higher taxes. With Democratic supermajorities in ea
Rauner, Madigan both blink on higher education money
Chicago Tribune / Posted 10 days ago
state budget that includes higher taxes. With Democratic supermajorities in each chamber, Madigan and Senate President John Cullerton have summarily rejected Rauner's agenda, which would weaken traditional allies in organized labor and among... Read more
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Daily Chronicle
Good Morning, DeKalb County: Fearing the cost of changedrive a Tesla, or a Toyota Prius or a Chevy Volt, shouldn’t exempt you from pay
Good Morning, DeKalb County: Fearing the cost of change
Daily Chronicle / Posted 11 days ago
drive a Tesla, or a Toyota Prius or a Chevy Volt, shouldn’t exempt you from paying for the roads. State Senate President John Cullerton recently floated the idea of taxing vehicle owners 1.5 cents for every mile they drive, rather than the gas... Read more
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The Champaign News-Gazette
Term-limits proposals floating in General Assemblyconstituents," she said. "I have no personal conflict with any of our leaders,
Term-limits proposals floating in General Assembly
The Champaign News-Gazette / Posted 13 days ago
constituents," she said. "I have no personal conflict with any of our leaders, and I'm very fond of the Senate president (John Cullerton), I do think this is good government and it provides more independence for our membership." Sen. Don Harmon,... Read more
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The Champaign News-Gazette
Higher-ed relief emerging in Springfieldtakes next week off for Passover. As an indication of the state of negotiation
Higher-ed relief emerging in Springfield
The Champaign News-Gazette / Posted 13 days ago
takes next week off for Passover. As an indication of the state of negotiations on budget items, Senate President John Cullerton said Tuesday evening he wasn't familiar enough with the new proposals to comment. But the fact that there... Read more
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Central Illinois News Center
Sen. Cullerton withdrawals his gas tax proposalPEORIA, Ill. -- State Senate President John Cullerton said he does not intend t
Sen. Cullerton withdrawals his gas tax proposal
Central Illinois News Center / Posted 13 days ago
PEORIA, Ill. -- State Senate President John Cullerton said he does not intend to move forward with his plan to tax people for every mile they drive. His plan was meant to generate revenue lost by the gas tax because fuel efficient cars don't need as... Read more
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The Globe and Mail
Illinois may tax drivers per mile to fix crumbling infrastructureor about 20 cents per gallon. The discussion to charge drivers based on miles
Illinois may tax drivers per mile to fix crumbling infrastructure
The Globe and Mail / Posted 14 days ago
or about 20 cents per gallon. The discussion to charge drivers based on miles revolves around a plan by Senate President John Cullerton to charge 1.5 cents for every mile driven. Drivers would have three options: By comparison, the Federation... Read more
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Crain's Chicago Business
Springfield takes a crack at remap reformGarrett, a former state senator who chairs the Illinois Campaign for Political
Springfield takes a crack at remap reform
Crain's Chicago Business / Posted 14 days ago
Garrett, a former state senator who chairs the Illinois Campaign for Political Reform. "I'm sure that (Senate President) John Cullerton and House Speaker) Mike Madigan would rather have their own imprint on this than rather than getting something... Read more
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Northwest Herald
Senate President John Cullerton drops idea to tax miles driven to finance roadsJohn Cullerton is a Chicago Democrat. He floated the idea last week because rev
Senate President John Cullerton drops idea to tax miles driven to finance roads
Northwest Herald / Posted 14 days ago
John Cullerton is a Chicago Democrat. He floated the idea last week because revenue from taxes on gasoline is declining. Cars are more fuel-efficient but they still wear out roads. The idea was to allow motorists to choose to have a device monitor... Read more
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Daily Chronicle
Senate President John Cullerton drops idea to tax miles driven to finance roadsJohn Cullerton is a Chicago Democrat. He floated the idea last week because rev
Senate President John Cullerton drops idea to tax miles driven to finance roads
Daily Chronicle / Posted 14 days ago
John Cullerton is a Chicago Democrat. He floated the idea last week because revenue from taxes on gasoline is declining. Cars are more fuel-efficient but they still wear out roads. The idea was to allow motorists to choose to have a device monitor... Read more
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SaukValley.com
Senator backs off idea to tax by the mileJohn Cullerton is a Chicago Democrat. He floated the idea last week because rev
Senator backs off idea to tax by the mile
SaukValley.com / Posted 14 days ago
John Cullerton is a Chicago Democrat. He floated the idea last week because revenue from taxes on gasoline is declining. Cars are more fuel-efficient but they still wear out roads. The idea was to allow motorists to choose to have a device monitor... Read more
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Daily Herald
Cullerton drops idea to tax miles driven to finance roadspresident says he will not pursue a proposal to pay for road construction by ta
Cullerton drops idea to tax miles driven to finance roads
Daily Herald / Posted 14 days ago
president says he will not pursue a proposal to pay for road construction by taxing motorists by the miles they drive. John Cullerton, a Chicago Democrat, floated the idea last week because revenue from taxes on gasoline is declining. Cars are... Read more
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FOX 2 News St. Louis
Cullerton drops idea to tax miles driven to finance roadspresident says he will not pursue a proposal to pay for road construction by ta
Cullerton drops idea to tax miles driven to finance roads
FOX 2 News St. Louis / Posted 14 days ago
president says he will not pursue a proposal to pay for road construction by taxing motorists by the miles they drive. John Cullerton is a Chicago Democrat. He floated the idea last week because revenue from taxes on gasoline is declining. Cars... Read more
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WGN TV Chicago
Illinios Senate President backs off taxing drivers by the mileIll. — The Illinois Senate President is backing off plans to tax Illinois drive
Illinios Senate President backs off taxing drivers by the mile
WGN TV Chicago / Posted 15 days ago
Ill. — The Illinois Senate President is backing off plans to tax Illinois drivers by how many miles they drive. Democrat John Cullerton proposed a bill in Springfield to tax drivers by the mile as a way to raise more money to fix Illinois... Read more
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Daily Herald
Where to look out for spring road construction50 percent vehicle registration fee hike from $101 for passenger vehicles to $1
Where to look out for spring road construction
Daily Herald / Posted 15 days ago
50 percent vehicle registration fee hike from $101 for passenger vehicles to $151.50. Adding to the mix, Senate President John Cullerton last week pushed for a tax per miles traveled to recoup lost revenues from electric and hybrid cars. Jon E.... Read more
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SaukValley.com
Bill would tax Illinois drivers by the mileThe proposal from state Senate President John Cullerton, D-Chicago, is in respo
Bill would tax Illinois drivers by the mile
SaukValley.com / Posted 15 days ago
The proposal from state Senate President John Cullerton, D-Chicago, is in response to declining fuel tax revenues, which are used to fix Illinois’ roads. Cullerton says vehicles getting better mileage still wear on roads and there needs to be a... Read more
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Chicago Tribune
Comptroller says Illinois lawmakers will have to get in a long line to get paidmoney since July, as Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner and Democrats led by House Sp
Comptroller says Illinois lawmakers will have to get in a long line to get paid
Chicago Tribune / Posted 16 days ago
money since July, as Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner and Democrats led by House Speaker Michael Madigan and Senate President John Cullerton remain deadlocked on a state spending plan. "Our social service network is being dismantled, mass layoffs are... Read more
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The Journal-Standard
Illinois Senate President John Cullerton's mileage tax ... Not so fast, say area lawmakersChuck Sweeny: Posted Apr. 16, 2016 at 2:00 PM Posted Apr. 16, 2016 at 2:00 P
Illinois Senate President John Cullerton's mileage tax ... Not so fast, say area lawmakers
The Journal-Standard / Posted 17 days ago
Chuck Sweeny: Posted Apr. 16, 2016 at 2:00 PM Posted Apr. 16, 2016 at 2:00 PM Hey, Illinois drivers, how’d you like to pay 1.5 cents per mile for the... Read more
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Daily Herald
Proposal could mean Illinois drivers taxed by miletravel. The (Arlington Heights) Daily Herald (http://bit.ly/1YupwJZ ) reports
Proposal could mean Illinois drivers taxed by mile
Daily Herald / Posted 17 days ago
travel. The (Arlington Heights) Daily Herald (http://bit.ly/1YupwJZ ) reports the proposal from state Senate President John Cullerton to pay for fixing Illinois' roads is aimed at gasoline tax revenue that has declined. He says vehicles getting... Read more
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5KSDK St. Louis
Tax proposal concerns Illinois driversA controversial idea out of Springfield has some Illinois drivers doing a doubl
Tax proposal concerns Illinois drivers
5KSDK St. Louis / Posted 17 days ago
A controversial idea out of Springfield has some Illinois drivers doing a double take. Senate President John Cullerton has proposed taxing Illinois driver for every mile they drive on public roads in the state. Under the bill, Illinois drivers... Read more
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Crain's Chicago Business
Has Cullerton found a way to end the Springfield stalemate?"The governor has linked things together," Senate President John Cullerton said
Has Cullerton found a way to end the Springfield stalemate?
Crain's Chicago Business / Posted 17 days ago
"The governor has linked things together," Senate President John Cullerton said during a speech to the City Club of Chicago back in January. "We don't have a budget because he's got his 'turnaround agenda.' So I can link things together,... Read more
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Central Illinois News Center
Locals react to proposed gas tax increasegasoline prices over the past couple years. But they would jump 30 cents a gal
Locals react to proposed gas tax increase
Central Illinois News Center / Posted 18 days ago
gasoline prices over the past couple years. But they would jump 30 cents a gallon under a proposal by Senate President John Cullerton. The second part of the bill would requires you to pay a tax for every mile you drive, placing limits on... Read more
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NBC Chicago
New School Funding Formula Presented to Illinois Senatephased out over a four year period and would allow districts to adjust to recei
New School Funding Formula Presented to Illinois Senate
NBC Chicago / Posted 18 days ago
phased out over a four year period and would allow districts to adjust to receiving less state funding. Senate President John Cullerton has asked for revisions to the state’s school aid formula before lawmakers approve next year’s K-12... Read more
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Daily Herald
State House OKs banning lobbyist pensions, curbing official travelcushy pensions on the backs of taxpayers," Moylan, a Des Plaines Democrat, said
State House OKs banning lobbyist pensions, curbing official travel
Daily Herald / Posted 18 days ago
cushy pensions on the backs of taxpayers," Moylan, a Des Plaines Democrat, said. His plan is being carried by Democratic Senate President John Cullerton of Chicago. No lawmaker voted against either proposal, which both now head to t... Read more
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Chicago Tribune
After Rauner's F, mixed marks for Mike Madiganon Illinois, but also after he took office. His plan to overcome the inevitable
After Rauner's F, mixed marks for Mike Madigan
Chicago Tribune / Posted 18 days ago
on Illinois, but also after he took office. His plan to overcome the inevitable objections of Madigan and Senate President John Cullerton seemed to be to insult and taunt them while precipitating a budget crisis that would cause rank-and-file... Read more
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FOX 2 News St. Louis
Lawmaker proposes taxing Illinois residents for miles they driveable to opt out by paying a 1.5-cent-per-mile tax based on 30,000 miles per yea
Lawmaker proposes taxing Illinois residents for miles they drive
FOX 2 News St. Louis / Posted 19 days ago
able to opt out by paying a 1.5-cent-per-mile tax based on 30,000 miles per year. This proposal is from Illinois Democrat John Cullerton, who points out that car tax revenues are declining in Illinois. Cullerton says for Illinois motorists, the... Read more
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Stickney Life
Berwyn fifth-graders tackle school funding in letter campaignway to get the kids involved. The students drafted letters to Pauly, Berwyn Ma
Berwyn fifth-graders tackle school funding in letter campaign
Stickney Life / Posted 19 days ago
way to get the kids involved. The students drafted letters to Pauly, Berwyn Mayor Robert Lovero, Senate President John Cullerton, House Speaker Michael Madigan and Gov. Bruce Rauner, she said. The group also created a form letter for their... Read more
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Central Illinois News Center
State Senate President hopes to charge Illinois drivers by the mileSPRINGFIELD, Ill. -- If Illinois Senate President John Cullerton, (D)-6th Distr
State Senate President hopes to charge Illinois drivers by the mile
Central Illinois News Center / Posted 19 days ago
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. -- If Illinois Senate President John Cullerton, (D)-6th District, has his way, drivers here in Illinois will pay a lot more for gasoline. Cullerton has introduced two revenue-generating bills. The first is a 30-cent-per-gallon... Read more
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WGN TV Chicago
Lawmaker proposes taxing Illinois residents for miles they driveable to opt out by paying a 1.5-cent-per-mile tax based on 30,000 miles per yea
Lawmaker proposes taxing Illinois residents for miles they drive
WGN TV Chicago / Posted 19 days ago
able to opt out by paying a 1.5-cent-per-mile tax based on 30,000 miles per year. This proposal is from Illinois Democrat John Cullerton, who points out that car tax revenues are declining in Illinois. Cullerton says for Illinois motorists, the... Read more
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Crain's Chicago Business
Bill to revamp state school aid formula faces first testfor pensions right away, as well as additional funding later. Manar formerly s
Bill to revamp state school aid formula faces first test
Crain's Chicago Business / Posted 20 days ago
for pensions right away, as well as additional funding later. Manar formerly served as chief of staff to Senate President John Cullerton, who has been a big advocate of redoing the formula. But it's not clear how the measure will fare in Speaker... Read more
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NBC Chicago
Gov. Rauner Releases School Funding Breakdownfor not doing it in prior years. "All of a sudden this year is the crisis year
Gov. Rauner Releases School Funding Breakdown
NBC Chicago / Posted 20 days ago
for not doing it in prior years. "All of a sudden this year is the crisis year," he said. Democratic Senate President John Cullerton, who spoke to the same group of business leaders before Rauner did, told them he's not interested in forcing... Read more
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The Champaign News-Gazette
Event a start toward structure to 'seize political power in Champaign-Urbana'discussion of taxation comes at the same time that the "fair tax" idea is being
Event a start toward structure to 'seize political power in Champaign-Urbana'
The Champaign News-Gazette / Posted 20 days ago
discussion of taxation comes at the same time that the "fair tax" idea is being resurrected in Illinois. Senate President John Cullerton told a Chicago audience over the weekend that he would push for a Senate vote to get a fair tax amendment on... Read more
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The Pekin Daily Times
Rauner releases school funding breakdownfor not doing it in prior years.“All of a sudden this year is the crisis year,”
Rauner releases school funding breakdown
The Pekin Daily Times / Posted 20 days ago
for not doing it in prior years.“All of a sudden this year is the crisis year,” he said.Democratic Senate President John Cullerton, who spoke to the same group of business leaders before Rauner did, told them he’s not interested in forcing... Read more
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NBC Chicago
Illinois Considers Taxing Drivers Per Mileas fuel efficient cars and electric vehicles grow in popularity. To make up th
Illinois Considers Taxing Drivers Per Mile
NBC Chicago / Posted 20 days ago
as fuel efficient cars and electric vehicles grow in popularity. To make up the difference, State Senate President John Cullerton is floating a plan that would replace that revenue with a new tax charging motorists for the miles they... Read more
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Chicago Tribune
Gov. Rauner's interim grade: An epic Fa Republican wish list of structural changes. He used his bully pulpit to brand
Gov. Rauner's interim grade: An epic F
Chicago Tribune / Posted 21 days ago
a Republican wish list of structural changes. He used his bully pulpit to brand Madigan and Democratic Senate President John Cullerton as failures and to insinuate that they're crooked. Swagger and insult work when you're a CEO taking over a... Read more
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Crain's Chicago Business
Rauner moves to cut Chicago school aid. What's he thinking?wealthier, mostly suburban districts to other districts, such as Chicago. Anot
Rauner moves to cut Chicago school aid. What's he thinking?
Crain's Chicago Business / Posted 21 days ago
wealthier, mostly suburban districts to other districts, such as Chicago. Another part of the backdrop: Senate President John Cullerton has threatened to hold up funding for every district in the state, potentially keeping schools from opening in... Read more
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Daily Herald
Tax Illinois drivers by the mile?could use devices to track how far Illinois drivers have traveled and tax them
Tax Illinois drivers by the mile?
Daily Herald / Posted 21 days ago
could use devices to track how far Illinois drivers have traveled and tax them by the mile. The plan from Senate President John Cullerton, a Chicago Democrat, is aimed at gasoline tax revenues that have fallen as drivers have bought more... Read more
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Crain's Chicago Business
Lawmakers frustrated by state budget impasse meet privatelyso we want to do something about it." But the legislators face a tough road in
Lawmakers frustrated by state budget impasse meet privately
Crain's Chicago Business / Posted 21 days ago
so we want to do something about it." But the legislators face a tough road in trying to convince Senate President John Cullerton and House Speaker Michael Madigan, who haven't met with Rauner in months over a budget deal for the fiscal... Read more
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Crain's Chicago Business
Our sad, sorry, pathetic, pitiful state governmenteven meet with Rauner; his allies say the governor repeatedly has acted in bad
Our sad, sorry, pathetic, pitiful state government
Crain's Chicago Business / Posted 24 days ago
even meet with Rauner; his allies say the governor repeatedly has acted in bad faith, destroying trust. Senate President John Cullerton did finally send to Rauner's desk a bill to save Chicago taxpayers $200 million this year by giving the city... Read more
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Chicago Tribune
Is Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner anti-union? Or pro-taxpayer?loosened labor rules. Rockford is just one example. Remember that when House S
Is Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner anti-union? Or pro-taxpayer?
Chicago Tribune / Posted 25 days ago
loosened labor rules. Rockford is just one example. Remember that when House Speaker Michael Madigan or Senate President John Cullerton claims to defend the middle class. In reality they represent, and protect, union interests. No, the two groups... Read more
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Crain's Chicago Business
State, city study new pension solutions after Supreme Court slapto give up part of their pension benefit, the so-called "consideration" model.
State, city study new pension solutions after Supreme Court slap
Crain's Chicago Business / Posted 25 days ago
to give up part of their pension benefit, the so-called "consideration" model. Its major proponent is Senate President John Cullerton, who's trying to line up the votes to pass it through his chamber later this spring. Another plan would buy... Read more
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WGN TV Chicago
Landscaping company awaits payments as budget stalemate continuesdamage in the budget battle between republican Gov Bruce Rauner vs Democratic S
Landscaping company awaits payments as budget stalemate continues
WGN TV Chicago / Posted 25 days ago
damage in the budget battle between republican Gov Bruce Rauner vs Democratic Speaker Mike Madigan and senate president John Cullerton, Each side blames the other for the impasse. J.P. blames all of them. The state wants him to keep working... Read more
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Chicago Tribune
Illinois school funding debate breaks along political, geographical linesa dilemma for parents. Rauner and Democrats led in the House by Speaker Michae
Illinois school funding debate breaks along political, geographical lines
Chicago Tribune / Posted 25 days ago
a dilemma for parents. Rauner and Democrats led in the House by Speaker Michael Madigan and in the Senate by President John Cullerton may be rolling the political dice in betting who the public will blame on Election Day if that happens. Such... Read more
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SaukValley.com
Democrats push for overhaul of Illinois education fundinghelp fund pensions for teachers outside Chicago, and again when they pay for th
Democrats push for overhaul of Illinois education funding
SaukValley.com / Posted 26 days ago
help fund pensions for teachers outside Chicago, and again when they pay for the city’s teacher pensions. Senate President John Cullerton has said the changes could provide about $300 million more annually to CPS, though his spokesman cautioned... Read more
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