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[16 Jun 2017 | No Comment | ]

EXCLUSIVE: Assassination List Found On James Hodgkinson’s Body https://t.co/VnrQxZzdg6 pic.twitter.com/IFG5soXLan

— The Daily Caller (@DailyCaller) June 16, 2017

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[16 Jun 2017 | No Comment | ]

[Bumped up to Monday for visibility and comments re-opened.]
* I’ve been tweeting about this new Bruce Rauner TV ad and I finally got it…

They’ve got that Madigan issue and that property tax issue and they’re sticking to ‘em and I don’t blame them. The stuff works. Not gonna help pass a budget, though.
* Transcript…
Mike […]

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[16 Jun 2017 | No Comment | ]

* There was some question yesterday about what the loss of Powerball and Mega Millions sales would do to the state budget. Here’s CBS 2…
Figures for 2016 show $99 million in Mega Millions sales and $208 million in Powerball sales in Illinois. About 40 percent of each comes back to Illinois in revenue. […]
“That’s […]

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[16 Jun 2017 | No Comment | ]

* Sun-Times editorial…
We’re still pushing for the passage of an actual state budget between now and July 1, the beginning of the next fiscal year, because we’re hopelessly naive that way. In the meantime, here are 10 bills, all largely independent of the budget stalemate, that the governor can sign into law now.
* Bob Reed…

For […]

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[16 Jun 2017 | No Comment | ]

* From a Quad Cities TV station report on the special session…
The governor says he supports a Republican budget that calls for term limits and a four-year property tax freeze.
That’s one weird budget.
Also, nowhere in the story is any mention made that the governor is supporting a plan that includes an increase in income […]

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[16 Jun 2017 | No Comment | ]

* From the ILGOP…
Morning Rich,
Take a listen to Pritzker’s interview on WTTW last night when you get a chance. “Yikes” is really the operative word after watching this.
http://chicagotonight.wttw.com/2017/06/15/jb-pritzker-battles-crowded-democratic-field-rauner
Pritzker comes across terribly in this, ducking basic questions. Looks like a total insider.
For instance, Pritzker was asked three times whether he thinks we should […]

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[16 Jun 2017 | No Comment | ]

President Donald Trump today tightened rules on Americans traveling to Cuba, restricting who can go and where they can stay and dine. But a prominent Illinois pol who has built a second career shuttling visitors to Cuba says the limitations will have “…

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[16 Jun 2017 | No Comment | ]

* Tina Sfondeles…
The Senate president said he won’t call a Republican spending bill without a corresponding revenue bill.
Senate Democrats already passed a revenue bill with no Republican support. And while Rauner and the Republicans say they’ll now back a tax plan on their own terms, Republicans aren’t on record for voting for the measure, which […]

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[16 Jun 2017 | No Comment | ]

* From Rep. Elaine Nekritz…
I just sent this to the committeemen in my district.
Mr. Matt Flamm
Democratic Committeeman, Palatine Township
Mr. Michael Kreloff
Democratic Committeeman, Northfield Township
Mr. Terry Link
Democratic County Chair, Lake County
Mr. Mark Walker
Democratic Committeeman, Wheeling Township
Dear Sirs,
It has been an honor to serve as State Representative from the 57th District since 2003. I have worked diligently […]

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[16 Jun 2017 | No Comment | ]

How to stop mentally ill political terrorists? For starters, stop giving them tenure, commencement speaking gigs, and parade floats
— David Burge (@iowahawkblog) June 15, 2017

Please note I am not talking about people I disagree with, I mean literal terrorists. Ayers, Dohrn, Angela Davis, Oscar Lopez Rivera.
— David Burge (@iowahawkblog) June 16, 2017