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[23 Feb 2017 | No Comment | ]

* Tony Arnold…
About 260 Northeastern Illinois University students may be forced out of their campus jobs because of a new rule put in place as a result of the Illinois’ ongoing budget impasse. […]
(A) new rule put in place in December by the State Universities Civil Service System, the organization that administers university employee rules, […]

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[23 Feb 2017 | No Comment | ]

* Sneed…
Sneed hears the 2005 Chrysler that State Comptroller Susana Mendoza dumped in favor of a $32,000 Ford Explorer may have had 104,000 miles on it, but a top source claims it was in impeccable condition and not in need of expensive repairs, despite Mendoza’s claims.
“It was spotless inside, detailed all the time — and […]

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[23 Feb 2017 | No Comment | ]

* The event starts at 10:30. Click here to watch our live coverage post. You can click here for what’s being billed as a live video feed that I wasn’t able to embed here. WTAX is also promising live coverage, so click here for that.
*** UPDATE 1 ***  AFSCME says 81 percent […]

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[23 Feb 2017 | No Comment | ]

* Press release…
Speaker Michael J. Madigan is forming a bipartisan House task force to continue working on an equitable education funding formula and address questions a state commission recently left unanswered.
“The question of how Illinois funds our public schools is one that affects every community in our state,” Madigan said. “As such, the entire […]

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[23 Feb 2017 | No Comment | ]

* From the Kearney Courier…
Gov. Bruce Rauner’s goal to reduce the state’s prison population by 25 percent can be achieved, but only if extensive changes are made to the criminal justice system, according to two members of a state commission that issued recommendations on prison reform.
Retired 11th Judicial Circuit Judge Elizabeth Robb and Andrew […]

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[22 Feb 2017 | No Comment | ]

* Press release…
The largest union representing public service workers in Illinois state government, the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) Council 31, will hold a news conference tomorrow (Thursday) morning in Springfield to announce the results of voting by state workers on whether to authorize their union bargaining committee to call a […]

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[22 Feb 2017 | No Comment | ]

* Yep. This is correct. Neither side has clean hands and we need a real budget with revenues that match expenditures…

#FixILNow pic.twitter.com/S6yyI2MzZi
— Charlie Meier (@RepCharlieMeier) February 22, 2017

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[22 Feb 2017 | No Comment | ]

* And it’s only gonna get worse if we don’t get a real budget…

$12,401,195,168.60GENERAL FUNDS PAYABLES BACKLOG AS OF 2/214.06% INCREASE FROM 2/14https://t.co/G21DQvmIiy#ILBudget #twill #ILBudgetNow pic.twitter.com/cSC4Ru6O9P
— Illinois Comptroller (@ILComptroller) February 22, 2017

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[21 Feb 2017 | No Comment | ]

* From the IFT President…

Great turnout @NSTU local 1274 for IL budget forum. Members educated & oppose @GovRauner & his “grand bargain” @iftaft @danielbiss pic.twitter.com/Kb6JFE69QJ
— Dan Montgomery (@DanJMontgomery) February 21, 2017

Maybe it really was a “great turnout” if not many were actually invited, but that picture surely doesn’t show it.
Also, it’s not […]

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[21 Feb 2017 | No Comment | ]

* For all the talk about how badly unbalanced the governor’s budget plan is, there has been very little reporting on what’s actually in and isn’t in the appropriations lines. Here’s WTAX…
“The governor’s budget does not include funding,” said State Sen. Julie Morrison (D-Deerfield) during a hearing the day after the speech, “for The […]