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
4:25 pm
Tue July 22, 2014

Republican Paul Schimpf criticizes state pension overhaul

The Republican candidate for Illinois Attorney General is criticizing incumbent Lisa Madigan for defending the state's pension overhaul law which he thinks is unconstitutional.

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State News
7:04 am
Mon July 14, 2014

Governor's executive mansion getting roof repairs

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It took the state seven months and two big storms, but the roof on the governor's mansion in Springfield is finally being repaired.

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State News
4:48 pm
Thu July 10, 2014

Record number of tourists visit Illinois

Illinois' tourism numbers set another record in 2013, bringing in over 100-million visitors to the state.  State agencies aim to grow those numbers more in the face of budget cuts.

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State News
4:55 pm
Wed July 9, 2014

Illinois sees growth in tax revenue

2014 is only halfway over, but Illinois' new fiscal year just began last week.  The state closed out its year with a billion-dollar growth in tax revenue.

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State News
6:12 pm
Tue July 1, 2014

Illinois DCEO releases blueprint to attract jobs

 

In the wake of Illinois' slow recovery from the Great Recession, the state's Department of Commerce Economic Opportunity has put together a plan for job growth.  

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State News
6:56 am
Mon June 30, 2014

Horse racing at state fairs again impeded by budget cuts.

Illinois' two state fairs did not comply with the law last year, according to a recent state audit and budget realities mean that'll happen again this summer. 

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State News
7:03 pm
Fri June 27, 2014

State fair reduces horse races

  Horse racing at this summer's state fairs will again be impeded by budget cuts. 

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State News
10:10 pm
Thu June 26, 2014

Decision on new Illinois pension law on hold

It could be December before a judge decides on the legality of Illinois' pension overhaul law for at least another five months.

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State News
6:52 am
Wed June 25, 2014

Illinois' TRS expects lower return on its pension investments

The state's retirement system for teachers is lowering its expectations for investment performance. Dave Urbanek, with the Illinois' Teachers' Retirement System, says the system decided to lower its assumed return as a result of volatility in the global economy. 

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State News
6:24 am
Mon June 23, 2014

Illinois State Police looking to cut expenses

The Illinois State Police is looking at ways to tighten its belt under the next state budget. The agency had been looking to expand through hiring more officers and offering more cadet classes. But neither is happening under the budget passed by the General Assembly last month.

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