budget

Government
11:08 pm
Tue November 18, 2014

City Council to talk big-spending issues next year

The City of Peoria is considering a budget that largely maintains the status-quo for 2015.  Peoria Public Radio’s Alex Rusciano reports major issues will be left for future budgets:
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Government
11:03 pm
Tue November 18, 2014

Peoria County shares details on early retirement plan

More than 20 Peoria County employees are signed up for a voluntary retirement program.  

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Government
6:01 am
Mon November 17, 2014

Pensions in focus for Peoria City budget process

The City of Peoria needs to pay more money into its pension fund for firefighters next year.  That's the message from the city fire pension board:

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Peoria Public Radio News
9:33 pm
Thu November 13, 2014

Road funding top focus for Peoria County 2015 budget

The Peoria County Board will consider road funding next year that includes no property tax increases and a delayed road project.  The Board also will take up a measure to spend up to $1 million from its economic development account to fund highway department operations.  County Board member Andrew Rand says the County needs to have a road study and get public input before raising taxes:

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Government
10:30 pm
Tue November 11, 2014

Amid rough road report, Peoria City Council approves new roundabout

The City of Peoria needs to spend about 15-times more money than what’s budgeted just to maintain it’s current road conditions.  That was the message from a new road study presented to the City Council last night.  The study says Peoria needs to spend $9.4 million to maintain road conditions each year.  City manager Patrick Urich says the city only has $600,000 budgeted this year:

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Government
12:51 am
Wed October 29, 2014

No changes for Peoria video gaming regulations

   The Peoria City Council continues looking for ways to regulate video-gaming parlors. Peoria Public Radio’s Alex Rusciano reports, the council adjourned without picking a final option:
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Politics
6:02 pm
Mon October 13, 2014

Federal programs draw lingering partisan tensions

About a year ago, a fight over the federal budget led to a government shutdown. Partisan tensions remain over what to do about popular, but expensive, programs.

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Government
10:21 pm
Wed September 24, 2014

Park District considers closing Donovan golf course

Credit ppdgolf.org

The Peoria Park District Board talked about closing Donovan Golf Course as part of an effort to fill a projected $1.3 million spending gap. Staff originally proposed closing Newman Golf Course to save 400-thousand-dollars. But Park District Board President Tim Cassidy says turning Donovan into a park could make more sense:

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Government
6:03 am
Tue September 23, 2014

Peoria County talks possible adjustments for 2015

Peoria County could see staff reductions, delayed road projects and increased fees in 2015. Peoria Public Radio’s Alex Rusciano reports those are some of the items discussed to fill a $3.5 million spending gap:
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Peoria Public Radio News
10:37 pm
Wed August 27, 2014

Peoria Park District outlines budget woes

The Peoria Park District says dwindling golf numbers and high operational cost from the Central Park Pool are helping drive a nearly $1 million deficit for next year's budget. The District is considering closing the pool and one or more of its six golf courses to get in the black. Peoria Park District Board President Tim Cassidy says reserve funds have dwindled by 80-percent since 2010:

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