Kim Maisch http://wuis.org en Reducing The Number Of State Laws Not So Simple http://wuis.org/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.&nbsp; Lee Strubinger looks at why they say there are too many laws on the books.&nbsp;</p><p></p><p>Every year when the Illinois General Assembly goes in to session, a regular drumbeat of new proposals are debated.&nbsp; They deal with topics from crime, to regulation and even seemingly innocuous measures to honor someone or something.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p>More than 600 new laws were signed in the last year alone.</p> Thu, 13 Mar 2014 11:00:00 +0000 Lee Strubinger 20743 at http://wuis.org Reducing The Number Of State Laws Not So Simple State Miniumum Wage Either Job Booster Or Job Killer http://wuis.org/post/state-miniumum-wage-either-job-booster-or-job-killer <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>As he campaigns for re-election, Governor Pat Quinn is renewing a push for a hike in the minimum wage. </p><p>Illinois' $8.25 minimum wage bests the federal rate by a dollar.Gov. Quinn and other Democrats want to raise it higher; the governor's calling it to go up to $10.</p> Wed, 18 Dec 2013 23:48:31 +0000 Amanda Vinicky 15314 at http://wuis.org State Miniumum Wage Either Job Booster Or Job Killer