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Rauner Offers Tax-Hike Guidance To End Illinois Budget Stalemate

(CBS) – For the first time, Gov. Bruce Rauner outlines some of the tax increases he would accept — and some reforms he must have — in order to sign on to a state budget deal. 287 more words

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Illinois General Assembly Revisiting Illinois Workers’ Compensation Reform . . . or Is It?

An update from Partner G. Steven Murdock and the I&F Legislative Watch Committee:

As the battle of Rauner vs. Madigan continues in Springfield over pension reform and the state budget, one may think that workers’ compensation reform, one of the priorities on Rauner’s Turnaround Agenda, has been lost in the mix.  723 more words

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New Illinois Laws Remove Employment Barriers for People with Criminal Records

(Chicago) – Job seekers with past justice involvement have new opportunities for employment this year, thanks to a series of bills passed by the Illinois General Assembly and signed by Governor… 530 more words

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State Could Require Lead Testing At All Illinois Schools, Daycares

CHICAGO (CBS) — Environmental activists and others said they have reached a compromise on a statewide requirement to test for lead in drinking water at schools and daycare centers. 200 more words

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Lawmakers Return To Springfield With Senate Budget Deal In The Works

CHICAGO (CBS) — Illinois lawmakers were headed to Springfield on Monday for the final two days of session before a new General Assembly is sworn in, and a possible Senate budget deal could be brought up for a vote. 378 more words

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Democratic Lawmakers Sue To Get Paid, Despite State Budget Mess

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Half-a-dozen state representatives have sued the Illinois comptroller for holding up their paychecks during the state budget mess.

The Democratic lawmakers filed a lawsuit in Cook County Circuit Court on Friday demanding that Republican Comptroller Leslie Munger and Gov. 102 more words

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Rauner Seeking Daily Budget Meetings With Top Lawmakers

CHICAGO (CBS) — Gov. Bruce Rauner has called for daily meetings with legislative leaders in an effort to end the state’s budget stalemate.

A stopgap budget approved by the Illinois General Assembly and the governor is set to expire at the end of 2016, and the governor said he wants to meet with the Democratic and Republican leaders of the House and Senate every day until an agreement on a full-year’s budget is reached. 285 more words

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