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[22 Jul 2019 | No Comment | ]

* The New York Times editorial board takes a look at what will happen to state and local tax burdens by income level if the governor’s graduated income tax is approved by voters…

* From the editorial…
Economic inequality in the United States has reached the highest levels since the 1920s, and there is mounting evidence […]

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[22 Jul 2019 | No Comment | ]

* Jeanne Ives last year…

* Jeanne Ives over the weekend…

* From the script…
Everyone I served with and those I worked with knew I operated in good faith. It’s an approach by which I’ve turned honest disagreements with other legislators into reasonable compromises for the benefit of the families I represented.
This is precisely what’s […]

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[19 Jun 2019 | No Comment | ]

* Sun-Times…
FBI agents executed a search warrant Wednesday morning on the Far South Side ward office of Ald. Carrie Austin (34th).
The search marks the latest step in an ongoing, widespread federal investigation of Chicago aldermen.
So far, Ald. Edward M. Burke has been indicted on political corruption charges, and former Ald. Danny Solis has cooperated with […]

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[19 Jun 2019 | No Comment | ]

* As we discussed yesterday, Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot is under fire for traveling to New York…

We had 52 shot, 10 dead, two weekends ago, and 41 shot, 7 killed, the weekend before that. And it hasn’t let up. So no, Chicagoans don’t care much for Oprah or Colbert elbow-rubbing right now.
— Kristen McQueary (@StatehouseChick) […]

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[18 Jun 2019 | No Comment | ]

* As I told you yesterday, the governor’s office was not made aware of IDNR Director Colleen Callahan’s decision to join the Democratic State Central Committee. This resignation was therefore not unexpected…
June 17, 2019
Dear Speaker Madigan-
Effectively immediately I resign from membership of the Illinois Democratic State Central Committee, representing the 18th Congressional District as […]

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[29 May 2019 | No Comment | ]

* ISRA…
Exercising Constitutional rights in America should not cost money, but under new legislation approved in the Illinois House today the cost of gun ownership in Illinois will dramatically increase.
The House approved Senate Bill 1966 62-52. The legislation would substantially the increase cost of a FOID card and complicate the process by mandating […]

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[23 May 2019 | No Comment | ]

* Back in 2017, the Illinois Supreme Court ruled against some food truck owners who objected to being prohibited from doing business in Chicago’s Medical Center District. So, this should probably be no surprise…

The Illinois Supreme Court ruled Thursday that Chicago’s food truck regulations are constitutional and that the city can protect restaurants from […]

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[23 May 2019 | No Comment | ]

* Subscribers knew about this particular caucus in advance…
The sponsor of a bill that would replace Illinois’ current abortion law with language that is less restrictive said Wednesday she feels the bill will be moving forward, even after it was previously stalled in subcommittee.
The Reproductive Health Act, sponsored by Rep. Kelly Cassidy, D-Chicago, would, among […]

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[10 May 2019 | No Comment | ]

* The governor’s decision to use all of the projected FY20 revenue growth resulting from the unexpected April revenue spike to make the state’s full statutory pension payment and not short it by $900 million is going over well in New York, reports Karen Pierog at Reuters…
Carol Spain, an analyst at S&P Global Ratings, which […]

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[2 May 2019 | No Comment | ]

* Tribune…

Continuing a fight against public employee unions initially spearheaded by former Gov. Bruce Rauner, nine state workers who say they have opted out of union membership are asking to be repaid for past “fair share” fees in a proposed class-action lawsuit.
The lawsuit filed Wednesday argues that more than 2,700 state employees are entitled to […]