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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...

07.07.17

The State of Illinois ended its two-year budget impasse on July 6, 2017, enacting a $36.1 billion spending plan with about $5 billion in tax increases.

To break the logjam, the General Assembly narrowly overrode Governor Bruce Rauner’s...

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In the News

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...

05.26.17

Multiple Outlets

The following news pieces cover a recent press conference held by the Civic Federation and several social service, civic and advocacy organizations. During the press conference, Civic Federation...

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