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by Adam Doster
9:11am
Fri Sep 24, 2010

Rahm The TIF Reformer?

Buried yesterday in an otherwise blustery Politico story on Rahm Emanuel's potential mayoral run was this tiny and fascinating piece of news:

On Wednesday night, Emanuel broke bread with his replacement in Congress, Rep. Michael Quigley, who briefed him on an arcane but important local tax issue.

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by Adam Doster
12:36pm
Thu Sep 23, 2010

Will The Bush Tax Cuts Live On?

Don't expect a vote on the Bush-era tax cuts before the November election. That's what U.S. Senate aides are telling multiple outlets in Washington. This is a blow for the Obama administration, which wanted to extend the tax cuts for everyone except those making over $250,000 annually before voters went to the polls.

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by Adam Doster
10:43am
Thu Sep 23, 2010

The Responsible Budget Coalition Turns One (AUDIO)

One year after its inception, the Responsible Budget Coalition is still fighting hard for a sustainable state budget solution. Will lawmakers ever listen?

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by Micah Maidenberg
11:15am
Wed Sep 22, 2010

The Park District's Budget Deficit And TIF

Another day, another local public sector budget deeply in the red. This time it's the Chicago Park District's turn. As the Sun-Times reported on Monday, the district is facing a $22 million budget gap in what's expected to be an estimated $400 million spending plan for next year. The district is considering fee hikes, employee furlough days, and delaying projects to close the shortfall.

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by Adam Doster
11:01am
Mon Sep 20, 2010

Honesty In The Budget Debate

Although the details are still being ironed out, Gov. Pat Quinn and GOP gubernatorial candidate Bill Brady have agreed to hold at least three debates before the November election. When the two meet, how to close the state's budget deficit should be the central question addressed.

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by Michael Vanassche
2:58pm
Thu Sep 16, 2010

Jobs With Justice Calls Out Kirk

Some folks from Chicago Jobs with Justice showed up outside of the Illinois Republican headquarters in Chicago yesterday to protest the arrival of U.S.

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by Micah Maidenberg
4:36pm
Wed Sep 15, 2010

TIF Reform Bills Unlikely To Go Away

In late August, State Rep.

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by Adam Doster
9:22am
Wed Sep 15, 2010

Don't Cut Illinois' Corporate Income Tax

Anti-tax crusader Bill Brady hasn't gone so far as to advocate for a reduction in Illinois' corporate income tax rate, yet one could imagine the GOP gubernatorial candidate jumping at the idea.

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