Christine Radogno http://wuis.org en Term Limits: One Step Back, One Step Forward http://wuis.org/post/term-limits-one-step-back-one-step-forward <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Even as Democrats killed off one proposal to institute term limits in Illinois, another is moving ahead.</p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">First, the one that for all practical purposes is dead: it was a last minute push by Republican legislative leaders to limit the governor and other executive officers to two terms.</span></p><p>Getting rid of well-known incumbents could be a way for Republicans, who've had a hard time winning statewide office in recent years, to make inroads.</p> Wed, 30 Apr 2014 11:30:00 +0000 Amanda Vinicky 24087 at http://wuis.org Term Limits: One Step Back, One Step Forward Top Republicans Propose Term Limits For Governor, Other Executive Officers http://wuis.org/post/top-republicans-propose-term-limits-governor-other-executive-officers <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Two of Illinois' top Republicans want to limit how long someone can stay on as governor of Illinois. But they only have about two weeks to get the proposed constitutional amendment through the General Assembly.</p><p></p> Wed, 23 Apr 2014 23:17:36 +0000 Hannah Meisel 23659 at http://wuis.org Top Republicans Propose Term Limits For Governor, Other Executive Officers Republican Wants Federal Scrutiny Of Anti-Violence Program http://wuis.org/post/republican-wants-federal-scrutiny-anti-violence-program <p>A Republican legislative leader wants a federal review of a Chicago anti-violence program ordered by Gov. Pat Quinn.<br />&nbsp;<br />Senate Minority Leader Christine Radogno says an audit of the $55 million Neighborhood Recovery Initiative need more scrutiny.<br />&nbsp;<br />Her comments were reported (http://bit.ly/MKJO2D ) by the Chicago Sun-Times.<br />&nbsp;<br />A late February audit said the program was so hastily organized and sloppily<br />executed that auditors questioned 40 percent of expenditures claimed by service<br />providers.<br />&nbsp; Tue, 04 Mar 2014 16:49:05 +0000 Associated Press 20148 at http://wuis.org Republican Wants Federal Scrutiny Of Anti-Violence Program Legislative Leaders Take The Reins On Pensions http://wuis.org/post/legislative-leaders-take-reins-pensions <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span>Overhauling Illinois' pension systems is no longer in the hands of the special committee of legislators that met all summer. How to reduce the state’s $100 billion of long-term pension debt is now in the hands of the General Assembly's four leaders.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">All summer long, state employees and retirees concerned about their retirement benefits had their eyes on a bipartisan conference committee, but insiders say even the key panel members are no longer part of discussions.</span></p> Mon, 11 Nov 2013 21:22:32 +0000 Amanda Vinicky 12803 at http://wuis.org Legislative Leaders Take The Reins On Pensions