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The Student News Site of DePaul University

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Illinois House Majority Leader Greg Harris, D-Chicago, outlines a $39.9 billion state budget plan to the Executive Committee, Saturday, June 1, 2019 in Springfield, Ill. Lawmakers missed the Friday, May 31, 2019 deadline to adjourn their spring session after a week of landmark votes including approving a constitutional amendment question asking voters whether to switch to a graduated income-tax structure that hits the wealthy harder and sending to the governor statutory language to protect abortion rights after several Republican-led states have imposed steep restrictions on the procedure.

Overtime produces Illinois budget, construction, taxes

John O'Connor, Associated Press June 1, 2019

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — The Illinois House cranked out mountains of legislation Saturday in an overtime workday, producing a $39.9 billion budget, a $45 billion state construction program, and billions...

ov. Bruce Rauner delivered the annual budget address on Wednesday. Facing reelection, he proposed that the state no longer cover teacher pensions, instead shifting the burden to school districts.
(Photo courtesy of Chicago Tribune)

Gov. Rauner takes aim at teacher pensions

Jonathan Ballew, Assistant News Editor February 19, 2018

Gov. Bruce Rauner delivered Illinois’ annual budget address Wednesday, saying that Illinois is “in a state of readiness to become the economic powerhouse of the midwest.” Although Rauner seemed to...

MAP grants a responsibility of the state

Yazmin Dominguez July 11, 2016

A year ago, Illinois began its fiscal year without a state spending budget. Among the various types of services crucial for the well-being of many Illinois residents being cut, the Monterary Award...

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