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Friday, Jul 7, 2017 at 6:09 AM
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By Shelby Bremer

What Illinois' New Budget Means for Residents

After more than two years of Illinois’ historic stalemate, lawmakers voted to override of Gov. Bruce Rauner’s vetoes of an income tax hike and $36 billion spending plan, putting a budget in place.View gallery »

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Thursday, Jun 12, 2014 at 5:16 PM
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By Erin Carlson

Quinn Calls Rauner's Illinois Budget 'Blueprint' a 'Giant Prank'

Quinn Calls Rauner's Illinois Budget 'Blueprint' a 'Giant Prank'

Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn has slammed Republican challenger Bruce Rauner's state budget "blueprint" as a "giant prank on the public" that offers no fresh ideas. Read »

Friday, May 30, 2014 at 4:53 PM
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By Sara Burnett and Kerry Lester

Illinois Legislature OKs "Incomplete" 2015 Budget

Illinois Legislature OKs "Incomplete" 2015 Budget

The Illinois Legislature sent a new state budget to Gov. Pat Quinn Friday that majority Democrats acknowledge puts off tough decisions about whether to slash spending or find new sources of revenue — including... Read »

Monday, May 19, 2014 at 1:48 PM
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By Associated Press

Rauner Blasts Dems for Budget Process

Rauner Blasts Dems for Budget Process

Rauner talked to reporters in Northbrook Monday as Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn was set to meet with lawmakers in Springfield. The Chicago Sun-Times reports Rauner calls this year's budget process "playing... Read »

Wednesday, Mar 26, 2014 at 12:40 PM
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By Sophia Tareen

Gov. Quinn Presents State Budget Proposal

Gov. Pat Quinn is expected to stress his election-year theme of protecting the middle class as he presents a budget address Wednesday that political experts and lawmakers say could be his toughest yet. Read »

Tuesday, Mar 25, 2014 at 1:27 PM
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By Ward Room Staff

Poll Shows Voter Conflict in Solving State Budget Woes

Poll Shows Voter Conflict in Solving State Budget Woes

A majority of respondents said they don't want a temporary income tax hike to become permanent. On the flip side, a majority of respondents said they also don't want to see spending cuts to programs which... Read »

Saturday, Dec 7, 2013 at 1:07 PM
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By Ward Room Staff

Illinois' Temporary Income Tax Hike Might Stay

Illinois' Temporary Income Tax Hike Might Stay

Illinois’ temporary income-tax increase that’s set to expire at the of 2014 may not be going anywhere anytime soon, according to a report from the Chicago Tribune. Read »

Monday, Mar 4, 2013 at 6:10 PM
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By Sophia Tareen, Associated Press

Quinn: Budget "Difficult" Because of Pension Mess

Quinn: Budget "Difficult" Because of Pension Mess

The budget Gov. Pat Quinn presents to lawmakers this week is "hard and difficult" because of Illinois' worst-in-the-nation pension problem. Read »

Sunday, Mar 3, 2013 at 9:55 AM
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By SARA BURNETT

Quinn Faces Tough Times for Budget Proposal

Quinn Faces Tough Times for Budget Proposal

Gov. Pat Quinn has a tough job ahead of him as he prepares to deliver his latest proposed budget for a state in financial disarray. Read »

Friday, Mar 1, 2013 at 12:55 AM
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By Carla K. Johnson, Jim Suhr

How Sequestration Will Impact Illinois

How Sequestration Will Impact Illinois

A disabled woman in Crescent City fears losing her transportation. A safety chief at Scott Air Force Base already has canceled a vacation. A Chicago court clerk worries he'll have to lock the doors of his... Read »

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