What’s he got to say? Kemper Project manager remains muzzled

Rauner goes after healthcare costs

By   /  February 24, 2015  /  Illinois  /  No Comments

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Gov. Bruce Rauner wants to reduce what the state spends on health insurance for its own employees as well how much money it is funneling into Medicaid.

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Lawmakers: Long way to go for decision on local government funding

By   /  February 24, 2015  /  Illinois  /  No Comments

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Suburban lawmakers say there’s a long way to go before they can say how funding for school districts and other local government will shake out.

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State has real concerns about Real ID

By   /  February 24, 2015  /  Illinois  /  No Comments

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Illinoisans presenting their driver’s licenses at the airport may face more hassles on the concourse.

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Virginia windfall soaks taxpayers

By   /  February 18, 2015  /  California, Illinois, Massachusetts, National, New York, News, North Carolina, Taxes, Virginia, West Virginia  /  No Comments

ROLL BACK TAXES: Shelly Capito rode a tax-cutting agenda to victory in West Virginia last fall. The University of Virginia graduate is the first Republican to win a U.S. Senate seat in the Mountain State in 56 years.

State tax collections are running “well ahead” of projections, so Democratic Gov. Terry McAuliffe wants to raise public-sector pay.

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Rauner says slim down government

By   /  February 17, 2015  /  Illinois  /  No Comments

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With nearly 7,000 units of government, Illinois is No. 1 in the nation, and that’s an honor Gov. Bruce Rauner would like some other state to enjoy.

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Bill would let cities file for bankruptcy but sponsor, experts say it’s ‘no magic bullet’

By   /  February 14, 2015  /  Illinois  /  No Comments

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An Illinois city or town can be broke as all get out and still unable to seek protection under federal bankruptcy law.

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