Hannah Meisel

Hannah covers state government and politics for WUIS and Illinois Public Radio while working toward a master's degree in Public Affairs Reporting from the University of Illinois at Springfield.

She graduated from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where she was managing editor for online at The Daily Illini. Hannah has also worked for NPR in Washington, D.C. 

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State News
3:04 pm
Tue May 26, 2015

Despite funding cuts, rail safety training necessary

Despite the threat of state funding cuts to Illinois railroads, lawmakers are urging an increase in safety programs for rail operators.

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State News
8:14 am
Tue May 19, 2015

U of I President to petition Springfield for funding

It's the first week of summer break for students at the University of Illinois, but the for the U of I system's new president, it's the first week on the job.  

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State News
4:15 pm
Thu May 7, 2015

State of Illinois bringing down U of I credit rating

The University of Illinois' Chief Financial Officer says the state of Illinois is dragging its credit rating down.  

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State News
6:24 pm
Mon April 27, 2015

IDOT talks infrastructure

Governor Bruce Rauner has long promised major investments in Illinois' infrastructure system, but has been short on suggestions for how to pay for construction.  Rauner's administration says it's asking taxpayers their opinions on shoring up a public works program.

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State News
6:30 am
Tue March 24, 2015

Illinoisans say more revenue and less budget cuts

When lawmakers in Springfield begin crafting a state budget for next year they'll have $2 billion less to work with than they had last year.  That decrease stems from a drop in state's income tax rate, but a new survey says Illinoisans would be up for new revenue, if it meant fewer cuts.

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State News
5:21 pm
Mon March 23, 2015

Rauner reacts to recent approval rating

In the two months Governor Bruce Rauner has been in office, the Republican's approval rating has taken a bit of a dip, according to several recent surveys.  

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State News
4:12 pm
Mon March 23, 2015

Illinois Lawmakers and Governor disagree on Budget

There's just one week left until lawmakers in Springfield go on a two-week spring break, and leaders from both parties say they want to use this week to close the budget holes left in this year's budget. 


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State News
6:39 am
Thu February 19, 2015

IFT responds to Rauner's budget

Governor Bruce Rauner has long blamed Illinois' pension systems for the state's budget woes. He not only says public employee unions have too much power in negotiating pension deals, but also that the nature of the plan itself -- defined benefit -- is fiscally irresponsible.

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State News
4:55 pm
Mon February 9, 2015

Interfund borrowing might balance state budget

Since his election in November, Governor Bruce Rauner has expressed surprise about what he says he's "discovering" in the state's budget. As it turns out, Rauner has been setting himself up to ask for special budgeting powers.

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State News
4:08 pm
Fri February 6, 2015

Rauner touts agenda in Peoria, Decatur stops

Governor Rauner speaks in Peoria to a group of reporters.
Credit Alex Rusciano

Governor Bruce Rauner is staking out his political ground and digging in his heels, preparing for what could be multiple showdowns with the Democrat-controlled legislature this Spring. In a speech in Decatur this morning, the governor reiterated his plans to attract more business to Illinois, the governor also made a similar speech in Peoria.

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