9:18 pm
Thu October 10, 2013

Peoria County proposes 2014 budget

Peoria County is proposing a budget for 2014 with no layoffs or major service changes.  Peoria Public Radio's Alex Rusciano reports officials have concerns over dwindling state money:
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Outside the Horseshoe
6:17 pm
Tue October 8, 2013

Outside the Horseshoe - October 8, 2013

Peoria Mayor Jim Ardis and Peoria City Manager Patrick Urich talk about the 2014 budget on Outside the Horseshoe.  The show aired on 89.9 WCBU, Peoria Public Radio at 6:00p.m., Tuesday, October 8th, 2013 before the live broadcast of the Peoria City Council meeting.

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Peoria Public Radio News
6:23 am
Fri July 5, 2013

Focus Forward committee approves budget

The group charged with re-working economic development efforts in the Peoria region is closer to adopting a budget.

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7:24 am
Sat June 1, 2013

IL lawmakers adjourn, leave some big issues unresolved

The Illinois General Assembly ended its 2013 session last night. As IPR’s Brian Mackey reports, it's more likely to be remembered for what was not accomplished than for what was.
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10:59 pm
Tue May 28, 2013

Riverfront Museum reports lower-than-expected attendance, revenues

The Peoria Riverfront Museum Board is reporting lower revenues and attendance than expected for the museum’s first year of operation. The museum group provided a Peoria County Board committee its financials and audit after being more than six months late with the contractually required information.

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State News
5:30 pm
Fri April 26, 2013

Gov. Quinn's salary increases

Governor Pat Quinn's tax returns show he made more money last year but he gave less to charity than he did in 2011. IPR’s Amanda Vinicky reports.

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6:38 pm
Wed March 13, 2013

Peoria County would lose $700,000 under Quinn budget proposal

Peoria County is facing a nearly $700,000 cut in state funding that’s proposed by Governor Pat Quinn.  Peoria Public Radio’s Alex Rusciano reports: 

Quinn is proposing a 20-percent cut to a certain state fund that feeds local governments.  Assistant Peoria County Administrator Scott Sorrel says the proposed cut would mean less money to pay for several county services:

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4:16 pm
Wed March 6, 2013

Quinn urges pension action, calls for education cuts

 In his annual budget address Wednesday, Illinois Governor Pat Quinn laid the blame on the General Assembly for forcing him to cut spending on schools and other key state priorities.  Quinn says the cost of pensions is "squeezing" Illinois' finances, to the point that he's calling for a $400 million hit to education.  IPR’s Amanda Vinicky reports:  Governor Pat Quinn unveiled a budget that spends around $35 and a half billion dollars from the state's main checking account.One fifth of that would go toward the states' public pension systems.

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5:22 pm
Fri March 1, 2013

Quinn to give budget address this week

  Illinois Governor Pat Quinn is scheduled to present his budget address in Springfield later this week. “Obviously our pension reform will be part of the address, the need for getting that done right and getting it done now,” Quinn says.   Illinois is reported to have the worst-funded pension system in the country - and has about $97 billion in unfunded obligations. Quinn has said the pensions are unsustainable.

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