Judy Baar Topinka
It was supposed to be the Illinois Senate’s time to bask in the spotlight.
CHICAGO | Illinois Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka estimated Friday there will be a $1 billion impact on the state budget if Congress and President Barack Obama don't strike a deal before the deadline to stop the scheduled federal spending cuts and tax increases.
SPRINGFIELD | After several quiet weeks, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker Thursday fired another salvo in his border war against Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn.
SPRINGFIELD | The income tax hike may be the talk of the state, but lame-duck lawmakers who voted for the increase believe the time for talk had ended and action needed to be taken.
SPRINGFIELD | The state's stack of unpaid bills will soon double despite an income tax increase, according to state Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka.
SPRINGFIELD | On her third day in office, new Illinois Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka strongly criticized the 66 percent personal income tax increase signed into law by Gov. Pat Quinn.
SPRINGFIELD | Illinois government is no longer an all-Democrat show.
SPRINGFIELD | With the election now over and Democrats still in control of state government, it's almost time for lawmakers and Gov. Pat Quinn to get back to business.
SPRINGFIELD | Higher prices at the pump won't necessarily produce a significant influx of tax revenue for the cash-strapped state, a new report notes.
SPRINGFIELD | Democrats will control most of the process to craft a state budget next year. But the only two Republicans to win a statewide office last week say they will have their say as well.
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. | Gov. Pat Quinn may have been elected to a full term as governor, but if results hold, he only managed to win a majority of voters in three out of Illinois' 102 counties.
SPRINGFIELD | After months of intense campaigning and millions of dollars spent trying to win votes, state government appeared to be awfully familiar after the ballots were counted.
SPRINGFIELD | Time is ticking down for Illinoisans to make up their minds.
SPRINGFIELD | Democrat Alexi Giannoulias' bid to become Illinois' junior U.S. senator has triggered a spirited and potentially expensive battle for his current job as state treasurer.
SPRINGFIELD | The Democratic candidate for state comptroller says he wants to shine more light on an economic development tool he says may be diverting tax dollars from more important programs.
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