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Rauner And Mendoza Spar Over How To Pay State Workers

Rauner And Mendoza Spar Over How To Pay State Workers

The latest battle between Republican Governor Bruce Rauner and Democratic Comptroller Susana Mendoza is over how to pay almost 600 state employees. Click here to read more…

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Court rules in AFSCME’s favor

Court rules in AFSCME’s favor

The feud between Governor Bruce Rauner and the state’s largest employee union looks like it will continue longer than what the governor hoped for. A new court order ruled Rauner cannot force contract terms on AFSCME. Click here to read more…

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Morning Spin: Budget impasse spurs question: Should unpaid dentists be allowed to bail on state …

Morning Spin: Budget impasse spurs question: Should unpaid dentists be allowed to bail on state …

The move represents another attempt to deal with the consequences of the state’s long budget stalemate. Dentists and other health care providers who treat state workers often have gone without payment for months when Illinois’ unpaid bills keep piling up. Click here to read more…

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10 reasons Illinois’ ‘grand bargain’ fails taxpayers

10 reasons Illinois’ ‘grand bargain’ fails taxpayers

The Illinois Senate’s “grand bargain” budget plan is no more than a taxpayer bailout of Springfield’s failures. Politicians have made a mess of Illinois for decades, and rather than pass the spending reforms that would fix the state’s problems, those politicians want Illinoisans to pay up. Click here to read more…

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White House orders Asian carp plan delay

White House orders Asian carp plan delay

The Trump administration has ordered a hold on the release of a tentative plan to stop Asian carp from reaching the Great Lakes by strengthening a choke point in the Chicago waterway system, according to the Detroit Free Press. Click here to read more…

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Illinois Senate makes progress on ‘grand bargain’

Illinois Senate makes progress on ‘grand bargain’

The Illinois Senate lurched forward on a budget compromise Tuesday but the critical votes for breaking the historic budget stalemate are scheduled on the floor Wednesday. The Senate relied heavily on majority Democrats’ votes to approve low-profile pieces of what’s been deemed the “grand bargain” to end the logjam between Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner and

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Rauner administration launches new jobs portal

Rauner administration launches new jobs portal

Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner’s administration has launched a new website called Working for a Better Illinois aimed at providing job seekers a way to apply for jobs in state government. The site was launched as AFSCME, the state’s largest labor union, prepares for a possible strike. Just last week, tens of thousands of Illinois government

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Duckworth says she’d work with Trump on a ‘decent’ infrastructure plan

Duckworth says she’d work with Trump on a ‘decent’ infrastructure plan

Trains, planes and buses weren’t the only moving targets U.S. Sen. Tammy Duckworth and transportation leaders strategized over at a forum Monday. Click here to read more…

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Watch Berkowitz w/IL Chamber of Commerce’s Todd Maisch on State budget impasse and IL

Watch Berkowitz w/IL Chamber of Commerce’s Todd Maisch on State budget impasse and IL

Jeff Berkowitz: Would you favor any increase in the income tax rate from it’s current rate of 3.75% as a part of a deal— Todd Maisch: As a part of an overall package of which workman’s compensation [reform] would have to be on the table and we would insist on some… Click here to read

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Illinois Senate Proposes Tax on Sugary Beverages

Illinois Senate Proposes Tax on Sugary Beverages

A new proposed bill in the Illinois Legislature would make you pay a lot more for your sugar fix. The bill in the senate proposes a sugary beverage tax  that would charge a penny per ounce, that comes out to 16 cents extra for every can of soda, and 68 cents for every two-liter bottle. 

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