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Illinois State Capitol building in Springfield. Photo courtesy Illinois Board of Tourism.
In Springfield … The Governor signed HB 3887 on June 27, now Public Act 97-0711. This law requires personnel of institutions of higher education, including coaches and other personnel in the Athletics Departments, to report to authorities suspicions of sexual abuse and other forms of child abuse under the Abused and Neglected Child Reporting Act....
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In Springfield … On January 30, 2012, the Institute for Illinois’ Financial Sustainability at the Civic Federation issued a report, “State of Illinois FY2013 Budget Roadmap: State of Illinois Budget Overview, Projections and Recommendations for the Governor and General Assembly.” The report states that, “given rising Medicaid and pension costs and the scheduled partial sunset of...
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In Washington, D.C. … Activities in Washington over the past week bring to mind a quote from that great sage, Yogi Berra: “It’s déjà vu all over again.” Once again, Congress found itself at a critical juncture to approve a Continuing Resolution (CR) that would allow the federal government to operate Saturday, Oct. 1, the...
In Springfield … Gov. Pat Quinn held a press conference Thursday, Sept. 8, to discuss his Fiscal Year 2012 budget management strategy. Quinn contends that the FY2012 budget approved by the General Assembly has a shortfall of approximately $313.5 million in operations and personnel across all state agencies, with the most severe deficiencies at the...