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State News
3:39 pm
Mon May 25, 2015

Illinois Democrats introduce proposed 2016 budget

Illinois House Democrats are introducing a 2016 budget they say cuts spending more modestly than Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner's proposal. 

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State News
7:42 am
Fri May 22, 2015

Millionaires’ Tax fails in Illinois House

As Illinois lawmakers grapple with a budget shortfall, a measure to impose a tax on millionaires' income came up short. 

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State News
6:14 pm
Wed May 13, 2015

Democrats push for budget measures to restore human service programs

Illinois House Democrats continued to advance budget measures that would restore funding to human services programs that the governor proposes cutting. 

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State News
2:17 pm
Wed May 6, 2015

House Democrats reject Rauner's proposed human services cuts

Illinois House Democrats have sent a clear message to Gov. Bruce Rauner that they disagree with his proposed cuts to human services in next year's budget.

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State News
7:06 am
Tue May 20, 2014

Quinn pitches tax plan to House Democrats

Gov. Pat Quinn speaks with reporters Monday in the Capitol after meeting with House Democrats for more than two-and-a-half hours.
Credit Brian Mackey / Illinois Public Radio/WUIS

Governor Pat Quinn appealed directly to Democrats in the Illinois House Monday. As IPR'S Brian Mackey reports, he’s struggling to win support for his plan to extend Illinois’ higher income tax rate.

The governor appeared at a closed meeting of the Illinois House Democratic caucus. Quinn is trying to win the support of the 60 Democrats required to make Illinois’ 5 percent income-tax rate permanent instead of letting it decline by more than a percentage point as scheduled at the end of the year.

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