budget

State News
2:08 pm
Thu May 14, 2015

Pension ruling causing Rauner to rethink plan

New ways to tackle Illinois' underfunded pension systems could be emerging.  The governor appears to be backing away from his plan. 

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State News
4:06 pm
Thu May 7, 2015

State legislators prepare for end of session

It's a busy time of year for the legislators, session is scheduled to end in a few weeks, on May 31st. But they're done meeting for this week.

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State News
4:29 pm
Thu April 30, 2015

Abraham Lincoln Library and Museum won't be affected by budget cuts

Credit Peoria Public Radio

While other agencies are bracing for budget cuts, the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum could get everything it's asking for in next year's budget. 

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State News
4:16 pm
Thu April 30, 2015

Governor Rauner reverses some budget cuts

Credit Peoria Public Radio

Governor Bruce Rauner this morning decided to reverse $26 million of budget cuts he'd made in early April. 

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State News
4:11 pm
Tue April 28, 2015

State fiscal policy expert has alternative to Rauner's budget

Credit Peoria Public Radio

An expert on state fiscal policy is calling for raising the state income tax and expanding the sales tax to balance Illinois’ budget within two years, without relying on cuts to social services. 

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Government
11:02 pm
Tue April 21, 2015

Lawmakers question state cuts to burial services

Governor Bruce Rauner froze several state grants in order to balance the budget for the current fiscal year. Now lawmakers are asking what will happen to the people who relied on those programs even after their deaths. 

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State News
5:55 pm
Tue April 21, 2015

State lawmaker introduces budget that would restore service cuts

Credit Peoria Public Radio

An Illinois lawmaker has introduced legislation that would restore $26 million in social services and public health grants recently suspended by Republican Governor Bruce Rauner. 

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State News
4:15 pm
Tue April 21, 2015

Some State lawmakers not happy with Rauner's budget cuts

Credit Peoria Public Radio

Earlier this month, Governor Bruce Rauner froze state funding to programs he says must be cut to balance the current budget. 

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State News
4:09 pm
Tue April 14, 2015

State Democrats don't agree with the way Rauner's handeling budget negotiations

Credit Peoria Public Radio

Illinois’ top Senate Democrat is criticizing the way the Republican governor is handling budget negotiations. 

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Education
11:19 pm
Mon April 13, 2015

District 150 board talks discipline programs amid budget woes

 The Peoria Public School Board discussed staff proposals to cut millions of dollars next school year. The district is facing a nearly $13 million deficit in the fall:

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