All posts tagged "Statehouse News"

  • GOP files lawsuit against new state political map

    By Andrew Thomason Illinois Statehouse News SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — Republican legislative leaders in Illinois filed a lawsuit Wednesday, July 20, attempting to prevent the recently-passed redistricting map from taking effect. The lawsuit was filed in the U.S....

    • Posted July 21, 2011
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  • Statehouse News: Feds halt Illinois Medicaid reform

    By Benjamin Yount Illinois Statehouse News CHICAGO — The federal government says Illinois cannot ask Medicaid recipients to prove how much they earn or where they live. The federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMMS), which...

    • Posted July 20, 2011
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  • Tax hike drives Illinois budget growth

    By Benjamin Yount Illinois Statehouse News SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — Illinois taxed residents more — instead of create more jobs — to amass about $1 billion more in revenue in 2011, according to a new report. The Commission...

    • Posted July 8, 2011
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  • New casinos could go to Quinn in October

    By Benjamin Yount Illinois Statehouse News SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — Illinois lawmakers approved five new casinos in May, but the bill isn’t expected to reach Gov. Pat Quinn’s (D) desk until October. “I find it curious that if...

    • Posted July 7, 2011
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  • Illinois 16th state to abolish death penalty as new laws go into effect July 1

    By Benjamin Yount Illinois Statehouse News SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — Illinois’ newest laws cover the spectrum from death to taxes to antifreeze. Illinois will be the 16th state to abolish the death penalty, beginning July 1. Jeremy Schroeder,...

    • Posted July 1, 2011
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  • Borrowing or cutting, what clears Illinois’ backlog?

    By Benjamin Yount Illinois Statehouse News SPRINGFIELD — For the upcoming year, Illinois lawmakers are weighing whether to pay bills with borrowed money or not pay businesses and local government money the state owes them. However, if the...

    • Posted May 27, 2011
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  • Questions linger about new map for Illinois House

    By Benjamin Yount Illinois Statehouse News SPRINGFIELD — Some Illinois lawmakers don’t know the specifics of the new political map for the Illinois House. Others aren’t talking, and a few don’t seem too worried. The proposed map for Illinois’ lower...

    • Posted May 23, 2011
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