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Ammo tax proposal to support IL trauma centers gets mixed reaction

Ammo tax proposal to support IL trauma centers gets mixed reaction

[unable to retrieve full-text content]By Anthony Brino | Illinois Statehouse News SPRINGFIELD — Illinoisans, especially those downstate, may need to bite the bullet, so to speak, as lawmakers take aim on an ammunition tax.

Quinn’s budget cuts leave little to be desired, IL lawmakers say.

Quinn’s budget cuts leave little to be desired, IL lawmakers say.

February 22, 2012 By Andrew Thomason | Illinois Statehouse News SPRINGFIELD — Lawmakers agree the state needs to cut spending, but few are quick to rally behind Gov.  Pat Quinn ‘s spending plan that would close state facilities in many of their districts and cut Medicaid spending on many of their constituents.

Quinn budget closes 14 facilities, including supermax prison

Quinn budget closes 14 facilities, including supermax prison

February 21, 2012 By Benjamin Yount Illinois Statehouse News SPRINGFIELD — Illinois could lose two prisons, including the state’s only supermax facility, and 1,400 state jobs if lawmakers approve Gov. Pat Quinn’s budget.

Lawmakers still skeptical of Quinn facilities-closure plan

Lawmakers still skeptical of Quinn facilities-closure plan

February 7, 2012 By Anthony Brino | Illinois Statehouse News SPRINGFIELD  — Many Illinois lawmakers say they are still not convinced that  Gov. Pat Quinn’s proposal to close centers for people with mental health and developmental disabilities is a good plan. 

Lawmakers: Quinn needs to work with legislature, not fight

Lawmakers: Quinn needs to work with legislature, not fight

November 1, 2011 By Benjamin Yount Illinois Statehouse News SPRINGFIELD  –  Just days after saying he is not in Springfield to be a pal to lawmakers, Governor Pat Quinn said he would not be negotiating over the plan to expand gambling in Illinois.

Lawmakers pan Quinn closings

Lawmakers pan Quinn closings

September 8, 2011 By Benjamin Yount Illinois Statehouse News SPRINGFIELD  –  It might be a good thing that Illinois lawmakers won’t have to be in the same room as Governor Pat Quinn til the end of next month. Lawmakers are not happy with the governors plan to close seven state facilities and layoff a;most 2,00 state workers.

Illinois House reduces judges, lawmakers pension benefits

Illinois House reduces judges, lawmakers pension benefits

April 4, 2011 @font-face { font-family: “Cambria”; }p.MsoNormal, li.MsoNormal, div.MsoNormal { margin: 0in 0in 0.0001pt; font-size: 12pt; font-family: “Times New Roman”; }div.Section1 { page: Section1; } SPRINGFIELD — Lawmakers and judges have long been known to collect higher pension benefits than teachers and state employees. A recently passed House measure hopes to change all that.

House versus governor on 2012 spending funds

House versus governor on 2012 spending funds

April 1, 2011 SPRINGFIELD – The state budget projections are out – but what would the spending allowance for state agencies look like? Governor Pat Quinn’s administration is setting a 26.9 billion-dollar spending allowance, while the House is 3 billion-dollars lighter – coming in at 23.8 billion dollars.

New bills that could save the Illinois gambling industry

New bills that could save the Illinois gambling industry

March 17, 2011 SPRINGFIELD – Lawmakers are working on plans so the Illinois gambling industry won’t be left in the dark. Horse tracks in the Chicago area are losing bets as customers and jockeys are racing off to neighboring states.

Concealed carry gets new push from freshman lawmakers

Concealed carry gets new push from freshman lawmakers

March 9, 2011 By Melissa Leu   Illinois Statehouse News SPRINGFIELD – With the help of a new freshman class and a recent Supreme Court ruling, the hotly contested measure that will allow people to carry concealed firearms might have a chance of winning approval this year. On Tuesday, the Agriculture and Conservation Committee sent the proposed legislation, House Bill 148 , to the full House for debate.

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