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Blogs

08.04.17

After two years with no complete budget except for public school funding, Illinois now faces the prospect of beginning the 2017-18 school year with a budget for everything except schools.

On August 1 Governor Rauner issued an...

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In the News

09.07.17

WBBM News Radio

This article discusses Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner's plan to borrow $6 billion to pay off a portion of the State’s backlog of overdue bills. Civic Federation President Laurence Msall remarks...

07.27.17

Illinois Issues

In this segment, Civic Federation President Laurence Msall discusses key aspects of the State of Illinois’ FY2018 budget and the challenges the State still faces. He says the most important aspect...

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