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Illinois Human Service Budget Cuts Coming

(Chicago, IL) — January 28, 2011. Despite the recently enacted Illinois income tax increase, which breathed a sigh of relief within the ranks of Illinois human service providers, Governor Pat Quinn will be imposing additional budget cuts on these groups in the current budget, according an Quinn administration source. Continue reading

Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker Kisses Good-Bye to Business Investment in Illinois

(Springfield, IL) – January 28, 2011. GOP Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker kissed good-bye to an investment by American Aluminum Extrusion Co, based in Beloit, Wisconsin, which will open a new $7.5 million manufacturing facility in Roscoe, Illinois. Continue reading

Permanent School Supplies Tax Holiday Bill Pushed

(Springfield, IL) — January 25, 2011. Despite Illinois’ lingering financial crisis that includes $6 billion in unpaid bills to state vendors, a state lawmaker yesterday introduced legislation to create a permanent school supplies tax holiday in Illinois. Continue reading

Taking Aim at Ex-State Rep. Careen Gordon, New State Rep. Pam Roth Pushes Bill to Curb Ex-Lawmaker State Jobs

(Springfield, IL) — January 24, 2011. Taking aim at ex-State Rep. Careen Gordon (D-Morris), newly-minted State Rep. Pam Roth (R-Morris) today introduced legislation that prohibit lawmakers from accepting a paid job within the executive branch for two years after the end of their terms. Continue reading

Illinois College Savings Program Increases by $62 Million, New Report Says

(Springfield, IL) — January 24, 2011. More Illinois families are saving for college, at least according to the latest financial report by Auditor General William Holland. Continue reading

State Rep. Fred Crespo Bill Would End Cook County Commissioner Larry Suffredin’s Lobbying Job

(Springfield, IL) — January 20, 2011. State Rep. Fred Crespo (D-Hoffman Estates) has introduced legislation that aims to kick elected officials out of lucrative government lobbying jobs, jeopardizing the job of a prominent Cook County official. Continue reading

Gov. Pat Quinn Says He Will Sign Illinois Income Tax Increase Bill

(Springfield, IL) — January 13, 2011. Governor Pat Quinn said he would give his signature to a 67% personal income tax increase. Continue reading

Gov. Pat Quinn Veto of Illinois Death Penalty Bill Possible

(Chicago, IL) — January 13, 2011. The day after the busiest lame-duck session of the General Assembly in recent history, Gov. Pat Quinn said he was unsure whether he would approve the abolition of the death penalty. Continue reading

Gov. Pat Quinn Agrees to 75% Illinois Income Tax Increase to Balance Illinois Budget

(Springfield, IL) – January 7, 2011. Governor Pat Quinn and top legislative Democrats in Springfield say they have an agreement that will erase Illinois’ $15 billion deficit, send more money to Illinois schools and limit state spending for three years. Continue reading

Gov. Pat Quinn’s Video Impresario, Simon Edelman, Lands Job at National Public Affairs Firm

(Chicago, IL) — January 05, 2011. Resolute Consulting, a national public affairs and strategic communications firm with offices in Chicago has hired Governor Pat Quinn’s video-guru, Emmy award-winning producer Simon Edelman. Continue reading

Rep. Lou Lang Sees Illinois Gambling Expansion Vote by End of Week

(Springfield, IL) – January 4, 2010. In order to get five new casinos, Illinois lawmakers may be willing to make it easier for the state’s 10 existing riverboats to expand. Continue reading

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