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Prop 1 Calls for $180 Million in City Upgrades

The city budget director says the money would be used on everything from emergency vehicles to old buildings.

07/30/2015

St. Louis County new online interactive budget. (http://budget.stlouisco.com).

St. Louis County Unveils Online Interactive Budget to Public

In just a few clicks you can find nearly every expense of St. Louis County in 2015.

07/28/2015

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Appellate Court Upholds Temporary Pay-for-Employees Order

An Illinois appellate court ruled Friday that state employees should keep getting paid while they press a lawsuit prompted by the ongoing budget crisis.

07/24/2015

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Mehlville School Board Member Compares District’s Finances to Greece

They recently decided to make about $4 million in cuts, with the district seeing more red for the foreseeable future.

07/24/2015

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500 Illinois State Troopers Missed Payday

A spokesman for the comptroller’s office attributed the problem to employees on direct deposit having changed banks recently.

07/23/2015

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 Blasts Madigan for Lawmaker Pay Hike Amid Budget

Gov. Bruce Rauner attempted to crank up the pressure Tuesday on House Speaker Michael Madigan over the state budget jam, disparaging the Chicago Democrat for not stopping a $1,360 pay hike for lawmakers while Illinois struggles without a spending plan.

07/21/2015

Springfield, IL

Legal Fight Over State Worker Pay Sees 2 Key Rulings Friday

The legal ping pong over paying Illinois government workers without a budget took new bounces Friday, with appellate justices reversing one order and the Supreme Court declining to step into the fray.

07/17/2015

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Temporary Budget, Likely Doomed, Goes to Illinois Governor

Illinois lawmakers sent a stop-gap budget plan Wednesday to Gov. Bruce Rauner, who will likely dismiss the one piece to emerge from a flurry of Capitol activity, which did little to move the state toward a yearlong spending agreement.

07/15/2015

Springfield, IL

Ill. Senate Budget-Veto Override in Doubt; No Decision Yet

Key Senate Democrats pressed for a vote on reversing Gov. Bruce Rauner’s budget veto, suggesting Tuesday that any available hammer be lifted to break the months-long spending deadlock before Wednesday’s deadline.

07/14/2015

File photo of a judge's gavel. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Appeal Filed in State Employee Pay, Plans to Close Museum

Attorney General Lisa Madigan’s office filed an emergency appeal Monday with the Illinois Supreme Court to settle dueling court orders about whether state employees can get paid during the budget impasse.

07/13/2015

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