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Online Voting Tool Makes it Easier to Find Information on Politicians

If you’re an issue-oriented voter, some new online tools can help you make up your mind. Project Vote Smart has accumulated so much data on politicians that it has devised new tools to allow you to get through it more quickly.

09/26/2014

Springfield, IL

Illinois Supreme Court Won’t Hear Term Limits Appeal

The Illinois Supreme Court decided Thursday not to immediately consider whether voters should get a chance to limit terms for state legislators.

07/18/2014

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Report: Banning Soda from Food Stamps Doesn’t Help Obesity Rates

The Illinois Public Health Institute believes that eliminating sugary drinks from the food stamp program would help obesity rates. But a recent report shows that is false.

05/05/2014

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Missouri Senate, House Committees Pass Boeing Incentives

The Senate bill passed with only two Senators opposing the measure. The House bill passed unanimously.

12/04/2013

UPI/Bill Greenblatt

Special Session Convenes Today on Boeing Incentives

At the special session, Nixon is expected to ask the General Assembly to pass legislation granting Boeing up to $150 million in incentives.

12/02/2013

AFCME Illinois 2

Bill Dealing with Illinois Public Pensions Moves Forward

A union leader calls it the “wrong medicine” and suggests it won’t matter.

04/18/2012

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Lawmakers Call for More Scrutiny on Economic Development Projects

House committee members investigating failed Mamtek project approved a bill placing greater due diligence standards on officials investigating future economic development projects.

03/06/2012

Money 2

Calls for a Cap on State Spending

Future state spending would be capped under a measure passed by the House Budget Committee Wednesday.

01/13/2012

Jefferson City, MO

Down To The Wire For MO Lawmakers

Tax incentives among issues still unresolved on last day of session.

05/13/2011

Last Minute Budget Proposals Announced in Illinois

State must raise taxes, cut spending, or both.

01/11/2011

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