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by Micah Maidenberg
3:22pm
Fri Jan 7, 2011

TIFs, Economic Development, And Job Losses

When Daley administration officials promote their decision to grant tax increment financing (TIF) dollars to large, profitable companies based in the city's Loop, there's usually a line about the jobs that the TIF grant will help "retain" downtown.

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by Adam Doster
11:23am
Fri Jan 7, 2011

Breaking Down The Proposed State Tax Deal

Illinois lawmakers are just days away from potentially solving the state's crippling, multi-year budget crisis. Is the deal a good one?

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by Adam Doster
1:26pm
Thu Jan 6, 2011

Veto Session Round-Up: Taxes, Medicaid, Union Bashing

The veto session continued to hum along in Springfield yesterday. Here's a brief recap of where things stand:

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by Adam Doster
3:27pm
Wed Jan 5, 2011

Moseley Braun's Tax Troubles

It was only a few months ago that statewide candidates Jason Plummer, Alexi Giannoulias, and Bill Brady faced media scrutiny over their income tax returns. This week, it's Carol Moseley Braun's turn.

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by Adam Doster
2:51pm
Wed Jan 5, 2011

Tax Talks Heat Up

The tax talks are heating up in the state capitol, but it's still anybody's guess if lawmakers will vote to raise revenues before the veto session ends and what type of increase Democratic legislative leaders will choose to push.

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by Adam Doster
11:24am
Wed Jan 5, 2011

The New GOP Up To Same Old Tricks

Republicans assume control of the U.S. House today and their members, new and old, couldn't be more excited to shrink America's growing national deficit. On WLS' Don Wade and Roma this morning, U.S. Rep. Peter Roskam recounted a conversation he had with one of his new colleagues who entered Congress with no political experience. "As one of these fellas told me ...

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by Adam Doster
11:59am
Tue Jan 4, 2011

Is A Budget Deal In The Works? A Final Illinois Veto Session Primer

As this year's veto session winds down in Springfield, lawmakers will entertain plenty of high-profile bills. Is a budget deal within grasp? We offer a preview.

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