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  • Adam Beam Associated Press

FRANKFORT, Ky. — Kentucky state Sen. Chris McDaniel's constituents know that he's contributed $5,575.79 to his state retirement account, that …

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WASHINGTON | The government is preparing to cut benefits over the next few years for hundreds of thousands of retirees covered by underfunded …

  • Kurt Erickson Lee Springfield Bureau

SPRINGFIELD | A day after one of Gov. Bruce Rauner's top lawyers insisted that his pension proposal is constitutional, the governor suggested …

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  • Dan Carden dan.carden@nwi.com, (317) 637-9078

INDIANAPOLIS | Weak Powerball sales and the utter failure of the Monopoly Millionaires Club game have put GTECH Indiana, the private operator …

INDIANAPOLIS | It may be time to put the Hoosier Lottery next to the Indiana Toll Road as examples of privatized state assets performing well,…

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INDIANAPOLIS | The decision to outsource Hoosier Lottery marketing, sales and distribution to a private company is starting to pay off for Indiana.

INDIANAPOLIS | In addition to the gaming study, Hoosier lawmakers this summer and fall will take a closer look at issues ranging from juvenile…

  • CHACOUR KOOP Associated Press

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. | One of a number of Illinois towns struggling with increasing pension costs wants to save money by shifting control of its …

I saw Doug Ross' comment concerning Illinois's "overly generous public pensions." Are you aware the amount of money taken out of our salaries …

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SPRINGFIELD, Ill. | Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel's plan for fixing part of the nation's worst municipal pension crisis is now in the hands of st…

The United States is not a poor society. Illinois is not a poor state.

  • Dan Carden dan.carden@nwi.com, (317) 637-9078

INDIANAPOLIS | State pension officials refused Friday to back off their plan to privatize annuity payments for retired state and local governm…

Advocates and Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn's administration have worked since 2011 to put in place legislation to create a state-based health insur…

  • Marc Chase marc.chase@nwi.com, (219) 662-5330

CROWN POINT | The quarter of a million dollars in new revenues set to hit Lake County solid waste district coffers in 2014 will come from the …

SPRINGFIELD | Although the chances of resolving the state’s pension problems appear slim, Wednesday’s special session of the Illinois General …

  • Seth Perlman, Associated Press

Members of the House of Representatives work May 30 on the House floor during session at the State Capitol. Gov. Pat Quinn has called for a sp…

  • Seth Perlman, Associated Press

Illinois Senate President John Cullerton, D-Chicago, listens May 8 to lawmakers during a Senate executive hearing on pension legislation at th…

  • Seth Perlman, Associated Press

Illinois Speaker of the House Michael Madigan, D-Chicago, listens May 21 to lawmakers debate during a session at the State Capitol. Madigan's …

  • M. Spencer Green, Associated Press

Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn speaks at a news conference after addressing the University of Chicago – Institute of Politics, Quadrangle Club on Tue…

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LANSING | The Lansing Elementary District 158 Board of Education approved a new contract for Superintendent Cecilia Heiberger last week by a 6…