Brian Mackey http://tristatesradio.com en Labor Agreements for FutureGen http://tristatesradio.com/post/labor-agreements-futuregen <p>Backers of the proposed FutureGen power plant have reached an agreement with the leaders of 17 labor unions. Tue, 15 Apr 2014 00:44:04 +0000 Brian Mackey 51542 at http://tristatesradio.com Labor Agreements for FutureGen Constitutional Amendments on Illinois Ballots http://tristatesradio.com/post/constitutional-amendments-illinois-ballots <p>At least two constitutional amendments will be on ballots across Illinois this November. Fri, 11 Apr 2014 00:11:45 +0000 Brian Mackey 51359 at http://tristatesradio.com Constitutional Amendments on Illinois Ballots Pension Savings Estimate Lowered — But Is It A Big Deal? http://tristatesradio.com/post/pension-savings-estimate-lowered-it-big-deal <img class="wysiwyg-asset-image-wrapper inset" data-caption="" data-attribution="Credit Brian Mackey/WUIS" typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://mediad.publicbroadcasting.net/p/wuis/files/styles/card_280/public/201305/2013-05-27-capitol-memorial-day.jpg" alt="" /><p>A new <a href="http://cgfa.ilga.gov/Upload/SEGAL_Actuarial_Analysis_PA98-0599(SB1).pdf">report (PDF)</a> says Illinois' pension overhaul will save less money than advertised. Some politicians are trying to make hay out of that. Thu, 27 Mar 2014 13:56:10 +0000 Brian Mackey 50544 at http://tristatesradio.com Pension Savings Estimate Lowered — But Is It A Big Deal? Tax the Rich to Benefit Schools http://tristatesradio.com/post/tax-rich-benefit-schools <p>One of the top Democrats in the Illinois legislature is calling for a "millionaire's tax." Fri, 21 Mar 2014 16:04:32 +0000 Brian Mackey 50230 at http://tristatesradio.com Tax the Rich to Benefit Schools Rauner, Quinn Chart Course For Conflict http://tristatesradio.com/post/rauner-quinn-chart-course-conflict <img class="wysiwyg-asset-image-wrapper inset" data-caption="Republican Bruce Rauner will take on Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn in this fall&#039;s election." data-attribution="Credit Brian Mackey/WUIS" typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://mediad.publicbroadcasting.net/p/wuis/files/styles/card_280/public/201403/rauner-quinn.jpg" alt="" /><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The election returns in yesterday’s Illinois primary were not even in before the candidates for governor started attacking each other. Wed, 19 Mar 2014 14:10:29 +0000 Brian Mackey 50093 at http://tristatesradio.com Rauner, Quinn Chart Course For Conflict