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PI Original
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.

PI Original
by Adam Doster
12:33pm
Mon Jan 3, 2011

The Threat Of Spending Limits

Quietly, one House Democrat in Springfield is angling to implement strict spending limits in the Land of Lincoln. If Colorado's experience is any guide, it's a deal Illinois should reject.

Quick Hit
by Adam Doster
12:03pm
Wed Dec 29, 2010

Behind The Borrowing Proposal

Gov. Pat Quinn has been trying for months to get state senators to borrow $3.7 billion to make Illinois' required pension contribution this year. And for months, he's been stonewalled.

Quick Hit
by Adam Doster
12:30pm
Wed Dec 22, 2010

Transit Advocates Push Mayoral Candidates To Go Green

Here's some good news out of the Chicago Transit Authority this week. The Tribune's John Hilkevitch reports that the agency is set to receive another federal grant to plan for rapid transit-style bus service (BRT) in the Windy City.

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by Adam Doster
10:56am
Fri Dec 17, 2010

Kirk, GOP Win Victory For The Rich

The U.S. Senate might very well repeal the reprehensible Don't Ask, Don't Tell policy and pass the DREAM Act before the lame duck session officially ends on January 5. But massive spending cuts are likely on the way early next year, thanks to U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk and his colleagues in the Republican caucus.

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