deal http://peoriapublicradio.org en State lawmakers: new union deal could hurt Medicaid cost savings http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/state-lawmakers-new-union-deal-could-hurt-medicaid-cost-savings <p></p><div>This year, Illinois began a program to cull the state's Medicaid rolls. &nbsp;So far, it has resulted in two out of every five recipients being dropped. But some lawmakers say a new agreement with a labor union jeopardizes further cost savings.&nbsp;</div><p> Tue, 17 Dec 2013 22:17:56 +0000 Brian Mackey 16476 at http://peoriapublicradio.org State lawmakers: new union deal could hurt Medicaid cost savings Peoria Council OKs annexation agreement http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/peoria-council-oks-annexation-agreement <p></p><div>The Peoria City Council approved an annexation agreement for 18-acres north of the city. &nbsp;Peoria Public Radio’s Alex Rusciano reports:</div><p> Wed, 13 Nov 2013 05:47:30 +0000 Alex Rusciano 14828 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Peoria Council OKs annexation agreement Tri-County separation agreement remains murky http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/tri-county-separation-agreement-remains-murky <p></p><div>It’s been a week since the Tri-County Regional Planning Commission approved a separation agreement with its longtime executive director, Terry Kohlbuss. But the agreement is still not official. Details on any agreement won’t be made public until both parties sign-off.&nbsp;</div><p> Fri, 25 Oct 2013 03:57:20 +0000 Alex Rusciano 13924 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Tri-County separation agreement remains murky Durbin calls gridlock ‘political cowardice’ http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/durbin-calls-gridlock-political-cowardice <p></p><div>U.S. Senator Dick Durbin calls the gridlock in Washington over the federal government&rsquo;s debt limit and the partial shutdown acts of &ldquo;political cowardice.&rdquo; &nbsp;The Illinois Democrat says it&rsquo;s dangerous for lawmakers to be negotiating this close to the start of a federal default. &nbsp;Speaking on the Senate floor Tuesday, Durbin said lawmakers must come to an agreement as soon as possible.</div><p> Tue, 15 Oct 2013 21:42:35 +0000 Sean Powers 13435 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Durbin calls gridlock ‘political cowardice’ Illinois reaches deal with Amtrak http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/illinois-reaches-deal-amtrak <p></p><div>&nbsp;Illinois has agreed to pay more for in-state Amtrak trains. The deal prevents a shutdown of rail service that could have happened as early as next week.&nbsp;</div><p> Fri, 11 Oct 2013 00:27:59 +0000 Brian Mackey 13236 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Illinois reaches deal with Amtrak Bustos: federal shutdown ‘unfair’ http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/bustos-federal-shutdown-unfair <p></p><div>&nbsp;17th District Congresswoman Cheri Bustos says the federal shutdown is unfair. &nbsp;Over the weekend, the U-S House passed legislation to pay federal workers retro-actively. Bustos says that at least gives them some peace of mind. &nbsp;She blames republicans and House Speaker John Boehner for the problem. She says he should allow members to vote on funding the government and negotiate later.</div><p> Mon, 07 Oct 2013 21:27:18 +0000 Illinois Public Radio 13052 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Bustos: federal shutdown ‘unfair’ State AFSCME deal carries effects http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/state-afscme-deal-carries-effects <p></p> Tue, 05 Mar 2013 02:57:14 +0000 Alex Rusciano 1933 at http://peoriapublicradio.org State AFSCME deal carries effects Quinn, AFSCME reach tentative deal http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/quinn-afscme-reach-tentative-deal <p></p> Fri, 01 Mar 2013 03:42:53 +0000 Alex Rusciano 1755 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Quinn, AFSCME reach tentative deal