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Illinois' Budget Problems Get the Daily Show Treatment
It's been bad enough having a front-row seat for Illinois' budget standoff and the many problems that having no budget agreement has caused. Having the Daily Show's correspondent Jordan Klepper arrive with a camera crew to weigh in on the issue is helping to make us a nation…
Illinois Budget Battles: "This is Simply Embarrassing."
There's been a lot of talk over the last year about Illinois' lack of a state budget, and a lot of finger-pointing between the political parties over the continuing impasse. Very few things illustrate the disconnect between the majority and minority parties as well as an exchange between legislators…
New Year Could Bring New Hope for Budget Agreement
Dave Dahl -- Illinois Radio Network
Any Illinois Capitol-watcher who is pragmatic could say a vote on revenue must be bipartisan; otherwise, it could have and would have been done by now.
The fiscal year began July 1, and spending – at a rate roughly similar to that of last year, when taxes were highe…
Lottery Payouts Coming Soon, Lawsuit Still Moving Forward
Illinois News Network
Illinois Lottery winners will soon get the money they’re owed. The Illinois Lottery praised the release of funds found in a bill passed by the General Assembly and signed by the governor Monday and said the agency expects to process winnings claims in the order t…
Road Salt Provides Impetus for Illinois Spending Agreement
 
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — The increasing needs of a government without a budget has at least temporarily cut into Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner's resolve to stand firm against spending any state money without a spending agreement.
The Republican governor compromised last week, allowing Democrats who con…
Rauner Frustrated By Lack of Budget Progress
Dave Dahl -- Illinois Radio Network
Almost a year into his term, and a day after his much-ballyhooed budget meeting with the four legislative leaders, Gov. Bruce Rauner shared a realization with reporters.
“We're in this strange place,” he said, “where the legislature just wanted to pass a big spendin…
Rauner, Dem Leaders Plan Tuesday Budget Summit
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Gov. Bruce Rauner and legislative leaders are scheduled to meet Tuesday in a highly publicized and partially public budget summit.
The Republican executive and Democrats who control the General Assembly have been unable to agree on a state spending plan for the year tha…

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