Illinois Legislature http://tristatesradio.com en Madigan Throws Support Behind Raising Minimum Wage http://tristatesradio.com/post/madigan-throws-support-behind-raising-minimum-wage <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><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&#160;&#160;</span>House Speaker Michael Madigan says there is "strong support" in the chamber for a hike in Illinois' minimum wage. Thu, 03 Apr 2014 13:03:51 +0000 Amanda Vinicky 50922 at http://tristatesradio.com Madigan Throws Support Behind Raising Minimum Wage Sunday Sales Could Benefit Western Illinois Car Dealers http://tristatesradio.com/post/sunday-sales-could-benefit-western-illinois-car-dealers <p>Illinois lawmakers are considering ending the state’s ban on Sunday automobile sales. Wed, 02 Apr 2014 19:11:13 +0000 Emily Boyer 50876 at http://tristatesradio.com Sunday Sales Could Benefit Western Illinois Car Dealers 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 Reducing the Number of State Laws Not So Simple http://tristatesradio.com/post/reducing-number-state-laws-not-so-simple <p>The name “lawmaker” implies someone who helps pass laws.&nbsp; But some who serve in the role are critical of that part of the job description. Sun, 16 Mar 2014 15:36:27 +0000 Lee Strubinger 49925 at http://tristatesradio.com Reducing the Number of State Laws Not So Simple