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Democrats to Propose 1-Month Budget for Essential Services

The state’s most powerful Democrat says the Illinois House will approve a temporary budget to ensure continued services as a new fiscal year starts Wednesday without a spending agreement.

9 hours ago

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Illinois Budget Stalemate Hitting U of Illinois Campus

A number of projects and programs are on hold at the University of Illinois because of the state budget standoff.

06/29/2015

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Illinois Attorney General is Not Sure About Paying Workers

Attorney General Lisa Madigan raised doubts Monday about Gov. Bruce Rauner’s plan to continue paying state employees even if there’s no budget agreement by Wednesday.

06/29/2015

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Gov. Rauner Vetoes Illinois Budget; Some Services Could Stop

State money for services from child care to road construction could stop in Illinois starting next week after Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner vetoed most of the Democratic Legislature’s budget plan.

06/25/2015

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Mehlville School District Loses Record Number of Teachers

Interim Superintendent Norm Ridder says teachers have left for higher paying jobs in the Lindbergh and Rockwood school districts.

06/25/2015

St. Louis Board of Aldermen

St. Louis City Budget Includes $1 Million Surplus

The $1.1 Billion budget excludes more police officers but added a civilian review board of police violence.

06/19/2015

CHICAGO, IL - NOVEMBER 4: Republican gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner declares victory during his election night gathering while incumbent Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn is yet to concede on November 4, 2014 in Chicago, Illinois. Rauner leads by over 170,000 votes with 98 percent reporting. (Photo by John Gress/Getty Images)

Rauner Launches Ads Blasting Democrats as Legislators Meet

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) – Gov. Bruce Rauner launched television ads blasting House Speaker Michael Madigan and other Illinois Democrats as unwilling to cut spending as state legislators returned to Springfield on Tuesday in an overtime […]

06/16/2015

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Bishops Warn Illinois is Enslaved by Passion for Gambling

Roman Catholic bishops in Illinois have told state lawmakers they shouldn’t turn to gambling as a revenue fix for the state’s troubled budget.

06/03/2015

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Budget Director: Missouri Revenue Collections Up 7.5 Percent

The state budget director says Missouri’s general revenue collections are up 7.5 percent compared with 2014.

06/02/2015

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Impasse Between Rauner, Democrats Continues Over Budget

As legislative leaders acknowledged they’ll blow past their end-of-session deadline without a deal and both sides dug in for a fight that could last well into summer.

05/29/2015

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