Illinois budget http://tristatesradio.com en A Slow Go for Illinois' Economy http://tristatesradio.com/post/slow-go-illinois-economy <p>An economist predicts raising the minimum wage would hurt already poor job growth in Illinois.</p><p> Fri, 28 Mar 2014 18:00:34 +0000 Emily Boyer 50622 at http://tristatesradio.com A Slow Go for Illinois' Economy Quinn Tax Hike Plan Sets Stage For Governor's Race http://tristatesradio.com/post/quinn-tax-hike-plan-sets-stage-governors-race <img class="wysiwyg-asset-image-wrapper inset" data-caption="Gov. Pat Quinn delivers his annual budget address on the House floor Wednesday. In his speech, Quinn called for extending the 2011 income tax hike." data-attribution="Credit Hannah Meisel/WUIS" typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://mediad.publicbroadcasting.net/p/wuis/files/styles/card_280/public/201403/Quinn_budget_address.jpg" alt="" /><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&#160;&#160;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Plenty can, and will, happen before voters go to the polls in November to chose their next governor. Thu, 27 Mar 2014 12:43:46 +0000 Amanda Vinicky 50539 at http://tristatesradio.com Quinn Tax Hike Plan Sets Stage For Governor's Race Illinois Democrats to Push for Permanent Income Tax Hike http://tristatesradio.com/post/illinois-democrats-push-permanent-income-tax-hike <p>Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan (D-Chicago) said he will call a vote this spring on making the state's temporary income tax increase permanent. Wed, 26 Mar 2014 23:40:40 +0000 Rich Egger & Associated Press & Illinois Public Radio 50522 at http://tristatesradio.com Illinois Democrats to Push for Permanent Income Tax Hike Consolidated Schools Still Owed Money http://tristatesradio.com/post/consolidated-schools-still-owed-money <p>Illinois schools – especially downstate schools – have been encouraged to consolidate.&nbsp; But the state has not come through with all the funding promised for consolidations. Mon, 10 Feb 2014 20:12:41 +0000 Rich Egger 48127 at http://tristatesradio.com Consolidated Schools Still Owed Money Another Tough Budget for Illinois http://tristatesradio.com/post/another-tough-budget-illinois <p>Money will likely be tight for politicians crafting Illinois’ next budget, despite a pension law that's supposed to save $160 billion. Wed, 08 Jan 2014 20:01:39 +0000 Amanda Vinicky 46479 at http://tristatesradio.com Another Tough Budget for Illinois