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Illinois Legislature Approves Rauner's Budget Gap Bill That Cuts Some Programs to Fund Others

Friday, March 27, 2015 || By Michael Romain 

Budget Bill Largely Shuffles Money Around Without Adding Much-Needed Revenue

By a vote of 32-26, the Illinois Senate passed a… 277 more words


Budget-Patching Deal Dips Into Various State Funds

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — A bipartisan agreement to plug a $1.6 billion budget hole includes more than $1.3 billion in fund transfers from a variety of sources to avert shutdowns of Illinois state programs and services. 416 more words


Illinois Senate Sends Budget-Balancing Plan To Governor

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — 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 services. 464 more words


House OKs Plan To Fill Illinois Budget Hole

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Illinois lawmakers moved Monday to plug a gaping $1.6 billion hole in this year’s state budget after weeks of tense negotiations between a Republican governor and Democratic-led Legislature over authority to transfer funds as money runs out for social programs such as subsidized day care. 509 more words


Lawmakers To Consider House Plan To Fill State Budget Hole

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Lawmakers are scheduled to consider a new plan introduced by House Speaker Michael Madigan to end weeks of negotiations over plugging a $1.6 billion hole in this year’s state budget. 119 more words


Former Charter Schools CEO Earning $250K As Rauner's Adviser

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — A former Chicago charter schools executive is earning $250,000 a year to spearhead Gov. Bruce Rauner’s top education initiatives, a salary that is more than double what her predecessors received and places her as the highest-paid member of a Cabinet already under scrutiny for its lofty paychecks. 700 more words


IADDA Warns at Hearing of Rauner Prevention, Treatment Budget Cuts

(Chicago) – At a Monday hearing of the Illinois Senate Appropriations Committee, human service advocates weighed in on budget cuts proposed in Governor Bruce Rauner’s FY 2016 Budget. 467 more words

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