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[22 May 2017 | No Comment | ]

* But he doesn’t propose an alternative. From the Kennedy campaign…
This morning, the Kennedy campaign released the following video message from Chris Kennedy, addressing voters about our broken property tax system. He is inviting voters to share their stories about how relying on property taxes to fund education has affected local schools.

* The video…

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[22 May 2017 | No Comment | ]

* AP…
With an expected deficit nearing $6 billion at the June 30 end of the fiscal year and the pile of past-due bills ending the week at $14.4 billion, few people believe the state can dig its way out without new revenue. The plans call for a 32 percent increase in the personal income tax […]

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[22 May 2017 | No Comment | ]

* Press release…
Today, on day 691 without an Illinois budget, the JB Pritzker for Governor campaign launched “Crisis Creatin’ Rauner.” This multimedia campaign will highlight the budget crisis of Bruce Rauner’s own making and the families, schools, and social service agencies that continue to pay the price.
The campaign kicks off with the launch of CrisisCreatinRauner.com, […]

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[22 May 2017 | No Comment | ]

* Crain’s…
According to [Jerry Kruse, dean of SIU’s School of Medicine], the percentage of his school’s grads who choose to complete residencies in Illinois has plummeted to 21 percent this year—the lowest in school history. The share has decreased 9 percentage points each year since 2014. For decades before that, the percentage of SIU’s roughly […]

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[22 May 2017 | No Comment | ]

* Tribune…
Democratic governor candidate J.B. Pritzker is making a $1 million deposit in a black-owned bank in Chicago, taking a page from Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner’s playbook.
The issue led to back-and-forth attacks from the two campaigns centered on failures of financial institutions Rauner and the Pritzker family have been involved with in their careers.
Pritzker’s planned […]

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[19 May 2017 | No Comment | ]

* Looks like just one day off between Monday and May 31st and we’ll be working on Memorial Day. From Speaker Madigan’s office…

Click the pic for the full bulletin. The House was originally scheduled to convene on Saturday the 27th.

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[19 May 2017 | No Comment | ]

* For whatever reason, Crain’s Chicago Business published my column online early this week. So, we get to talk about it today instead of on Monday..
Back in 2011, private citizen Bruce Rauner was involved with legislation in Springfield to change how public school teachers were evaluated and to curtail the power of the state’s […]

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[19 May 2017 | No Comment | ]

* Press release…
The Illinois Department of Employment Security (IDES) announced [yesterday] that the unemployment rate declined -0.2 percentage points to 4.7 percent in April and nonfarm payrolls decreased by -7,200 jobs over-the-month, based on preliminary data provided by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) and released by IDES. March job growth was revised up […]

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[18 May 2017 | No Comment | ]

* We talked about this yesterday, but here’s a refresher from the Tribune…

Illinois House Republican leader Jim Durkin has joined the GOP’s efforts to keep in the news Democratic governor candidate J.B. Pritzker move to secure property tax breaks for a Gold Coast mansion declared “vacant and uninhabitable.”
The Chicago Sun-Times reported last week on the […]

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[18 May 2017 | No Comment | ]

* This group is the one that Ty Fahner used to run. Greg Hinz takes a look at its new report…
Warning of a looming “catastrophe,” a key Chicago business group today effectively sided against Gov. Bruce Rauner in the state’s bitter budget war.
In an extensive report, the Civic Committee of the Commercial Club, which […]