Congressional Dems propose taxpayer-funded private pension bailout

  SPRINGFIELD/WASHINGTON (Illinois News Network) — Congressional Democrats want a Federal bailout of private sector pensions. An expert thinks that states like Illinois, with hundreds of billions of dollars in public pension debt, would try to be next in line, making the effort unfeasible. U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown of Ohio is introducing legislation More...

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By Illinois News Network On Wednesday, November 15th, 2017
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McCaleb: Legislators break into song and dance when real fix is needed

(Illinois News Network) — I’ve been called many things, but handy isn’t one of them. When something around the house breaks, I usually take a look at the problem, dig through my toolbox, look More...

By Illinois News Network On Tuesday, November 14th, 2017
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New sexual harassment policy at state Capitol ‘puts fox in charge of henhouse’

SPRINGFIELD (Illinois News Network) — Lawmakers passed bills, took classes and made endorsed statements saying the culture of sexual harassment in Springfield was on its way to finally being addressed. But More...

By Jake Leonard On Tuesday, November 14th, 2017
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Libertarian Party news release: U.S. Department of Justice violated First Amendment rights of the press

WASHINGTON, D.C. (Heartland Newsfeed) — In a press release made available to the press Tuesday, the Libertarian Party called out the U.S. Department of Justice for a clear and blatant violation of the First More...

By Illinois News Network On Tuesday, November 14th, 2017
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Illinois hospitals, doctors getting big payday from state, but ‘unpaid bills’ problem remains

SPRINGFIELD (Illinois News Network) — Hospitals, doctors offices, nursing homes, and pharmacies across Illinois are in line for a huge payday this week. The state of Illinois is finally paying off about $9 More...

By Illinois News Network On Monday, November 13th, 2017
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Lawmakers are done for 2017. Will they get anything done in 2018?

SPRINGFIELD (Illinois News Network) — State lawmakers wrapped up veto session last week and aren’t expected back in Springfield until late January, when some want the focus on economic and spending reforms. The More...

By Illinois News Network On Monday, November 13th, 2017
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Decatur manufacturer supports Rauner push to lower income and property tax burden

DECATUR (Illinois News Network) — Gov. Bruce Rauner says he wants to lower the state’s income tax, and one central Illinois manufacturer says that will help. Kicking off a statewide campaign swing Monday More...

By Illinois News Network On Monday, November 13th, 2017
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Despite outflow of high earners, Democratic gubernatorial candidates push progressive tax

CHICAGO (Illinois News Network) — With an entire year until the 2018 election for Illinois governor, instituting a progressive tax is already emerging as a battleground topic in the race. In one of his newest More...

By Jake Leonard On Monday, November 13th, 2017
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Rauner appoints Joseph Klinger to be acting director for IEMA

SPRINGFIELD (Heartland Newsfeed) — Gov. Bruce Rauner announced Monday afternoon that he has appointed Joseph G. Klinger as acting director for the state’s Emergency Management Agency. Klinger has worked for More...

By Jake Leonard On Monday, November 13th, 2017
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Wisconsin gubernatorial race: Libertarian candidate offers a break from two-party bickering

MADISON, Wis. (Heartland Newsfeed) — Despite many Democratic contenders for governor of Wisconsin next year, Republican Gov. Scott Walker considers them pretty much the same. “…it doesn’t More...

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