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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.


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Mo. Lawmakers Override Budget Vetoes

Gov. Nixon could still freeze spending for affected programs.


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Gov. Nixon Vetoes Tax Breaks

Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon vetoed a package of special tax breaks Wednesday for power companies, restaurants, computer data centers and other industries.


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Missouri House Keeps Funding for Park Takeover

Money 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.


Missouri Governor Jay Nixon and First Lady Georganne Nixon stand after taking the oath of office for a second term as Missouri's Governor at the State Capitol in Jefferson City, Missouri on January 14, 2013.  UPI/Bill Greenblatt

Preview: Gov. Nixon’s Budget Address

Missouri’s chief executive appears before General Assembly on Monday.


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Gov. Quinn Wants to End Natural Gas Tax

The Citizens’ Utility Board estimates the average homeowner would save up $40 annually without the tax.


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Cuts to Higher Ed go Deeper than Suspected

The more accurate figure caught the Senate Appropriations Chair Sen. Kurt Schaefer, by surprised who agreed the 15.1 percent cut was the more accurate number.


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Quinn Says Ill. Has No Money for Raises

Governor responds to AFSCME lawsuit


Ill. to borrow to fix red ink?

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) __ Lawmakers say Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn has been discussing borrowing billions of dollars to soak up the state’s pool of red ink.


Illinois answers call to be more transparent

SPRINGFIELD, Ill . (IRN) — Have you ever stopped to think about  how much money Illinois budgeted for many agencies compared to what it spent? 


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