Ratings Agency Downgrades Credit of 6 Illinois UniversitiesS&P downgraded City Colleges four notches. The colleges' credit hours dropped 22 percent from 2010-16.
Plans for Dental School at Missouri Southern PostponedMissouri Southern planned to open the dental school in partnership with the University of Missouri-Kansas City.
Mendoza Sworn in as Comptroller, Faces Paycheck Suit, RaunerSusana Mendoza was sworn in as Illinois' 10th comptroller Monday and immediately heard from the Republican governor about fighting a lawsuit from lawmakers demanding paychecks they haven't seen since May.
University of Illinois Re-Evaluates Global Strategy``India is very important to us, both for our recruitment of students and our research. Putting our expanded presence in India on hold does not necessarily mean we've abandoned our efforts there,'' Feser said.
Nixon Vetoes Missouri Tax Break, Litigation BillsMissouri Gov. Jay Nixon went on a vetoing spree Tuesday, knocking down legislation that he described as giving ``special interest tax breaks'' and ones that would change the state's litigation policies.
GOP, Democrats Say Progress Made in Illinois Budget TalksThe money for higher education appears to be one area of agreement in the rival proposals introduced Tuesday.
Appeal Filed in State Employee Pay, Plans to Close MuseumAttorney 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.
Amtrak Unsure Whether Gov. Rauner Will Cut State FundingGov. Bruce Rauner has said he wants to reduce Amtrak train service in the state starting July 1, but the Illinois Department of Transportation hasn't informed the national rail line about any cuts.
How Can Illinois Pay for Roads?It's time for state lawmakers to put together another construction program, says Senate President John Cullerton (D-Chicago), and he says though it's needed, it won't be easy to accomplish.
Mo. Lawmakers Override Budget Vetoes Gov. Nixon could still freeze spending for affected programs.
Gov. Nixon Vetoes Tax BreaksMissouri Gov. Jay Nixon vetoed a package of special tax breaks Wednesday for power companies, restaurants, computer data centers and other industries.
Missouri House Keeps Funding for Park TakeoverMoney for a possible state takeover of a southeastern Missouri park remains in next year's proposed state operating budget, but funding for expanding the Medicaid health care program for the poor was left out.