Posts Tagged ‘ budget ’

Group Pushes Althoff Government Spending Bill

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February 17, 2012

The (Arlington Heights) Daily Herald reports that $38.5 Million was reported saved by Illinois legislators passage of 650 bills last year. That figure, it says comes from examination of the fiscal notes accompanying the bills. However, it notes, the legislature only looked at fiscal notes for nine bills. The other 641 bills did not...
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Steans Appears on Chicago Tonight to Discuss State Budget

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February 16, 2012

Illinois Senator Heather Steans appeared on Chicago Tonight Tuesday, in a panel discussion on state pensions, Medicaid and other topics.  
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Cappleman Releases Master Plan

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October 20, 2011
Cappleman Releases Master Plan

  Alderman James Cappleman, of the 46th Ward, just released his master plan. It’s introduced on his web site with this, “This plan incorporates many voices from the ward and combines them with surveys of retail needs, housing stock, population and infrastructure to create a framework under which future ward decisions will be made. ...
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Citizens concerned about being shut out of budget process

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October 20, 2011

A report in Medill News Service says Ald. Scott Waguespack and other aldermen were blindsided by news the Mayor plans to shut police districts in their wards. “For them to put it in the newspaper before they told the aldermen was really upsetting,” Waguespack said. Waguespack said the office has been swamped with calls...
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New CCHHS Budget: Millions for Consultants, Not So Much for Nurses

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October 11, 2011
New CCHHS Budget: Millions for Consultants, Not So Much for Nurses

  While the office of Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle along with officials from the Cook County Health and Hospital System negotiate the final terms of the 2012 budget for CCHHS, the current budget passed by the CCHHS board is likely to have many employees of the system along with many Cook County...
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Cullerton on Capital Spending (video)

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June 29, 2011

In this Illinois Statehouse News video Ill. Sen. President John Cullerton addresses the Ill. Senate a week ago on the need for approval of the capital spending appropriation.  
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Weigel: US House Dems losing debate on debt ceiling

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June 29, 2011

In a post on Slate, David Weigel theorizes on why the Democratic Party is unable to control the debate of raising the debt ceiling. His theory: they have no leverage. They gave that up agreeing to keep the Bush-era tax cuts. “There’s $1.2 trillion if you total the tax breaks,” Mike Quigley is quoted...
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Senate approves $3900 pay cut through furloughs

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June 28, 2011

The Illinois Senate last week approved a plan for 12 unpaid furlough days and a paycut, essentially a temporary $3,900 pay cut. “I will never vote to cut my salary,” Sen. Annazette Collins told the Associated Press. Despite the grumbling, the cut was approved. Sen. President John Cullerton told the AP he will push...
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Mistake could end mental health care for thousands

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June 27, 2011

An error in the amount of an appropriation in HB 3717 understated the mental health care grant for the 2012 budget, according to David Ormsby of the Illinois Observer. The legislation committed $114.2 million, but should have committed $143.6 million, Ormsby said in a post about the issue. Ill. Rep. Sara Feigenholtz moved correcting...
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Sen. Martinez criticizes cuts to pre-school programs

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May 24, 2011

Illinois Senator Iris Martinez has announced her opposition to budget plans that will significantly cut funding for pre-school services. “This makes me very angry,” Martinez is quoted in Illinois Observer. “Zeroing out the Children’s Place funding is unacceptable.” The $656,000 program in the Humboldt Park neighborhood treats 70 children infected with HIV/AIDS, according to...
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