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Thanks to a law signed last week, Illinois' public universities and community colleges are finally getting state money for the first time since last summer. Now, more could be on the way.Extended interview with Sen. TrotterThe bipartisan deal is sending $600 million to higher education.But it wasn't spread out evenly.Most schools got 30-percent of last year's funding.Chicago State University got 60-percent.Senator Donne Trotter, a Chicago Democrat, says that's because CSU was on the precipice...
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There’s broad agreement in Illinois that it will take at least some additional revenue for the state to get its fiscal house in order. One current proposal in the Illinois legislature would institute a graduated state income tax, currently prohibited by the state constitution. Democrat Christian Mitchell’s bill would put a constitutional amendment on the November ballot to allow a graduated income tax. Democrat Lou Lang’s measure would then create graduated income tax rates ranging from 3.5...
Impressed, we are. With your #StarWarsDay celebrations, that is. The fourth is strong on the Interwebs.It's a time for Star Wars-themed treats.(Even here at NPR.)And an excuse to show your creative side.Of course, even this sacred day is not free of the presidential campaign.After the Force Awakens came out in December, our politics team took a deep dive into Star Wars' "obsession with politics and political process." Prepare to geek out on multiple levels.Not to keep talking about NPR ......
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