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ICYMI: Civic Federation: waiting around hoping to get $215M of State pension funding is not the answer
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Between FY2013 and FY2017, productivity declined because ridership hasn’t kept pace with labor costs:



The following letter to the editor was published the week of October 17, 2016.

On November 8, the Illinois electorate will be asked to vote on a proposed amendment to our state’s constitution. Commonly called the Lockbox Amendment, the law would put any revenues generated by...

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Politifact Illinois

This article discusses a proposed constitutional amendment that would make the State of Illinois’ transportation revenue off limits for other purposes, noting that the amendment would not prevent...

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