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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.
Preview: Gov. Nixon's Budget AddressMissouri's chief executive appears before General Assembly on Monday.
Gov. Quinn Wants to End Natural Gas TaxThe Citizens' Utility Board estimates the average homeowner would save up $40 annually without the tax.
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.
Quinn Says Ill. Has No Money for RaisesGovernor responds to AFSCME lawsuit
Ill. to borrow to fix red ink?
Illinois answers call to be more transparent
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