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2015/03/29 12:53
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WASHINGTON — Governors in nearly a half-dozen states want to cut state spending on colleges and universities to help close budget shortfalls, often sparking vehement opposition among state lawmakers...
2015/03/29 12:53
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2015/03/28 17:14
2015/03/28 17:14
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A bipartisan agreement to plug a $1.6 billion hole in Illinois' state budget includes more than $1.3 billion swept from various state funds to avert shutdowns of other programs and services. The deal...
2015/03/28 04:26
2015/03/28 04:26
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The move, signed into law by Gov. Bruce Rauner on Thursday, digs into some of the largest piles of money in the state, including one intended to pay for highway construction, and some lesser known...
2015/03/27 20:13
2015/03/27 20:13
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Illinois law says that if you're arrested for drunken driving, you're supposed to serve the driver's version of "hard time." That is, you can't drive, period. This "hard time" is supposed to be 30...
2015/03/27 16:51
2015/03/27 16:51
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Democrats Maneuver for Illinois House Seat Duckworth is mulling a Senate bid in Illinois. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call File Photo) Rep. Tammy Duckworth has not officially announced her 2016 intentions,...
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2015/03/27 13:47
2015/03/27 13:47
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SPRINGFIELD, Ill. -- Legislators have agreed upon a short-term fix to Illinois' budget woes. Now they have to address the long term. A compromise plan to plug a $1.6 billion hole in this year's...
2015/03/27 12:48
2015/03/27 12:48
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In an early major test of Illinois' newly divided government, the Senate passed a compromise plan Thursday to plug a $1.6 billion hole in this year's budget and avert shutdowns of state programs and...
2015/03/25 13:20
2015/03/25 13:20
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Big budget cuts are inevitable this year — both in the current year's budget and the one beginning July 1 — but Republican lawmakers in Springfield are doing their best to lessen the impact by...
2015/03/24 01:40
2015/03/24 01:40
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As legislators begin budget deliberations, the law enforcement leaders met with legislative leaders to urge them to maintain current funding for the after-school program Teen REACH and the Child Care...
2015/03/23 23:40
2015/03/23 23:40
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State Comptroller Leslie Munger of Lincolnshire scrolled down a computer screen shortly after taking office to look at each of the state's more than 800 accounts. Picked by Gov. Bruce Rauner to...
2015/03/19 10:46
2015/03/19 10:46
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Gov. Bruce Rauner said Wednesday he expects a deal to address Illinois' $1.6 billion budget deficit within days, but a spokeswoman for Senate President John Cullerton said there's still work to...
2015/03/18 15:13
2015/03/18 15:13
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... House lawmakers attacked union pension abuses Monday in response to Tribune/WGN-TV investigations, including one that exposed how two lobbyists got public teacher pensions for a single day of...
2015/03/18 04:26
2015/03/18 04:26
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The six Republicans and one Democrat who have introduced a bill requiring the annual inspections say it would keep women safer, but critics allege it is a veiled effort to restrict women’s access to...
2015/03/11 10:13
2015/03/11 10:13
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Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner's opposition to raising the income tax and proposal to slash the state budget have Democratic lawmakers pushing more than a dozen other tax hikes as they try to bring in...
2015/03/10 05:26
2015/03/10 05:26
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Senate President John Cullerton also said he and Rauner remain far from finding a way to fund state programs that already are running out of money, despite the governor’s repeated assurances that a...
2015/03/10 03:10
2015/03/10 03:10
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Until last week, that is, when he had the Senate Black Caucus over to the mansion for breakfast. Things started out well enough, but things turned south in a hurry when Rauner said he couldn’t accept...
2015/03/09 04:26
2015/03/09 04:26
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When it comes time to vote, however, that strength is tempered by a number of independent-voting lawmakers, especially in the House, who have the ability to make life difficult for party leaders. The...
2015/03/08 10:57
2015/03/08 10:57
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State lawmakers accepted trips to Canada, Taiwan and Croatia last year, lawmakers reported in their annual personal financial disclosure reports. They said the trips were largely educational in...
2015/03/05 05:08
2015/03/05 05:08
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CHICAGO – Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel says Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner’s proposed budget is the “wrong approach” for Illinois, and he’s in communication with top Democratic leaders about it. Emanuel...
2015/03/04 23:50
2015/03/04 23:50
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SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — Democrats in the Illinois Senate on Tuesday introduced a plan that would allow special funds to be used to help plug part of a $1.6 billion budget hole, a proposal that Gov. Bruce...
2015/03/29 12:53
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