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[14 May 2011 | No Comment | ]

by State Senator Sam McCann I am at my desk here on the floor of the IL Senate. We are in the midst of voting on FY2012 Budget Bills. You may ask yourselves how I have time to make this…

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[27 Apr 2011 | No Comment | ]

State Rep. Sara Feigenholtz (D-Chicago), chairman of the House Health and Human Services Appropriations Committee, said Tuesday she’s optimistic her committee will be able to find $1 billion in cuts and that budget negotiations will wrap up by the end…

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[14 Apr 2011 | No Comment | ]

by Teri O’Brien Today the current occupant of the Oval Office appeared before another audience of backward children to read another predictably partisan campaign speech from his ever-present TelePrompter. Only the most gullible viewers could possibly have been surprised or…

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[4 Apr 2011 | No Comment | ]

from Family Research Council Imagine if you were part of the relief team headed to Japan . The cities are under water, the roads are flooded, and all you do is offer the people a plastic bucket. Good luck bailing…

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[31 Mar 2011 | No Comment | ]

from House Minority Leader Tom Cross Years of advocating for fiscally conservative and responsible budgeting by members of the House Republican caucus finally seems to be resonating with leading Democrats in the House. Wednesday, House Republican Leader Tom Cross testified…

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[31 Mar 2011 | No Comment | ]

Illinois U.S. Rep Joe Walsh (R-8) was featured on CBSNews this am, and he suggests that it may be a good thing for Washington DC to shut down. He was also featured on Greta Van Susteran’s "On the Record" Wednesday…

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[30 Mar 2011 | No Comment | ]

Bloomberg’s interview with Governor Pat Quinn leaves Illinoisans with little hope he’ll embrace the Republicans’ $6.7 billion in spending cuts offered for this year’s budget. Instead, if Bloomberg has it right, Quinn remains proned to actually spending more, and ridicules…

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[28 Mar 2011 | One Comment | ]

Illinois’ tax revenue took a plunge last year: Tax money coming into state and local governments in Illinois fell sharply — by $2.2 billion dollars between 2009 and 2010, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. The decline in tax revenue…

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[15 Feb 2011 | No Comment | ]

Courtesy of Rep. Peter Roskam, a west suburban Republican, here is a compilation of what editorials and others are saying about President  Obama’s FY 2012 Budget Proposal: Budget Proposal "Whiffed" … "Lacks honesty"… "Raises Taxes by $1.6 trillion"; Even Top Democrats…

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[24 May 2010 | No Comment | ]

Via the Sun Times
Asked Friday if further cuts to the Department of Corrections would mean more early-release of prisoners, a practice that has already brought bad press for Quinn, the governor said, “No.” He said he hopes not to cut from corrections, health or education. Of course, those areas account for most of the spending in the budget.
Even if Quinn gets everything he asks for from the Legislature, that still leaves a $6 billion deficit.
“It’s not like the demand for those services go down with the cut. These are vulnerable …