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by Josh Kalven
11:02am
Tue Mar 2, 2010

The Tribune's Cop-Out

In their editorial last weekend, the Tribune relied on studies from both the Civic Federation and Civic Committee in laying out a "no tax-hike" budget plan.  But Greg Hinz reports

Quick Hit
by Josh Kalven
10:28am
Tue Mar 2, 2010

Matt's Back With His Medicaid Attack

Republican State Sen. Matt Murphy appeared on WTTW's Chicago Tonight yesterday to discuss the budget crisis and, wouldn't you know it, he revived his claim that Medicaid spending is a huge drag on our state finances and Rod Blagojevich is to blame for it.  Watch it:

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by Josh Kalven
1:05pm
Mon Mar 1, 2010

The Tribune's Faulty Fiscal Approach

In a lengthy editorial Saturday, the Tribune editorial board laid out their own flawed plan to solve the state budget crisis over two years without a tax increase.

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by Angela Caputo
12:02pm
Mon Mar 1, 2010

Speaker Madigan's Plan To "Get The Heck Out Of Town"

Just days after the Civic Federation's Lawrence Msall cast an ominous warning on WTTW's Chicago Tonight that absent new tax revenue, "we run the risk of the state's entire financial system collapsing,"a team of journalists convened on the set Friday night to talk about the political calculations for actually passing an inevitable income tax increase.

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by Adam Doster
9:32am
Fri Feb 26, 2010

Meet The Bumbling GOP Gubernatorial Ticket

The Democrats haven't chosen a lieutenant governor nominee just yet, but their incomplete ticket already seems stronger than the GOP's slate.

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