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State Finances

Making tax hike permanent only plan for state's finances

An attempt to put a question before Illinois voters to change the state's income tax system went down in flames last week when the sponsor didn't call the measure for a vote.

May 05, 2014 12:00 am

State's temporary income tax hike not talked about

When it comes to the five guys who want to be Illinois’ next governor, one of the major questions facing them will be how they plan to handle the expiration of the state’s temporary income tax hike.

November 04, 2013 12:00 am

Cullerton wants votes on pensions and gay marriage

CHICAGO | Illinois Senate President John Cullerton said Monday that he'll push forward with a pension overhaul "as quickly as possible" and that the timing is right to legalize gay marriage and possibly expand gambling, previewing what could be a packed spring legislative session.

January 29, 2013 12:00 am

Quinn wants to cut funds for retired teacher insurance program

SPRINGFIELD | Gov. Pat Quinn wants to slash state spending on a health insurance program for more than 65,000 retired teachers and community college retirees.

February 26, 2012 7:15 pm

Another plan floated to ground state's air fleet

SPRINGFIELD | When top brass at the Illinois Department of Corrections wanted to tour three downstate prisons last week, they boarded a taxpayer-owned helicopter and spent the day in the air.

February 14, 2012 12:00 am

Quinn aide: Pension shift just a 'concept' for now

SPRINGFIELD | It appears unlikely Gov. Pat Quinn will push hard this spring to shift some of the state's skyrocketing pension costs off on local school districts and universities.

January 31, 2012 10:45 pm
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