Mike Bost http://wuis.org en House Democrats Play Coy On Taxes http://wuis.org/post/house-democrats-play-coy-taxes <p>Illinois House Democrats are assembling a budget plan for state government. But a big piece of the puzzle is being left out.</p><p>The plan makes it seem obvious House Democrats have heeded Gov. Pat Quinn's call to keep the income tax rate at 5 percent. Except they won't actually say that out loud.</p><p>Rep. Greg Harris of Chicago typified the coyness.</p><p>"This always comes own to the last couple weeks," he says, "and we have to look at different sources of revenue. We have to look at: Do we add here? Do we cut there?"</p> Thu, 15 May 2014 02:35:37 +0000 Brian Mackey 25137 at http://wuis.org House Democrats Play Coy On Taxes 12th Congressional District Opponents Unite Over Levee Bill http://wuis.org/post/12th-congressional-district-opponents-unite-over-levee-bill <p>An Illinois House committee on Thursday approved legislation that would <a href="http://thesouthern.com/news/local/grand-tower-gets-bad-levee-news/article_e47e246a-7284-11e3-8557-0019bb2963f4.html">allow repairs to a levee in Grand Tower</a>, in southern Illinois. It would have been routine except for the featured witness — sitting U.S. Rep. Bill Enyart.</p> Fri, 02 May 2014 03:46:18 +0000 Brian Mackey 24244 at http://wuis.org 12th Congressional District Opponents Unite Over Levee Bill ACA Navigator Program Under Question http://wuis.org/post/aca-navigator-program-under-question <div style="margin:0;"><font color="black" face="Tahoma" size="2"><span dir="ltr" style="font-size:10pt;"><font face="Times New Roman" size="3"><span style="font-size:12pt;"><font face="Calibri">Republicans are calling for a review of the state’s management of Affordable Care Act navigators. Lee Strubinger has the report.</font></span></font></span></font><font color="black" face="Tahoma" size="2"><span dir="ltr" style="font-size:10pt;"><font face="Times New Roman" size="3"><span style="font-size:12pt;"><font face="Calibri">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </font></span></font></span></font> Thu, 06 Feb 2014 16:52:22 +0000 Lee Strubinger 18419 at http://wuis.org ACA Navigator Program Under Question Quinn Lays Out Ed. Initiatives But Doubts Arise http://wuis.org/post/quinn-lays-out-ed-initiatives-doubts-arise <p style="margin-top:0in;margin-right:0in;margin-bottom:.2in;margin-left:0in; line-height:15.75pt"><span style="font-size: 10.5pt; font-family: Georgia, serif;">Governor Quinn spent much of his State of the State address on Wednesday addressing education. He says investing in education is a sure way to grow jobs as well as the economy. It's a sentiment that's hard to argue with. Wed, 29 Jan 2014 21:34:04 +0000 Rachel Otwell 17901 at http://wuis.org Quinn Lays Out Ed. Initiatives But Doubts Arise With Days To Go, Crunch Time In Springfield http://wuis.org/post/days-go-crunch-time-springfield <p>While many people across Illinois had Monday off from work for Memorial Day, the members of the Illinois General Assembly were meeting in Springfield. Just four days remain until lawmakers are scheduled to adjourn for the summer. The last week of session is a time for individual legislators to shine — or stumble — as months of hard work on legislation culminates in long-awaited votes. We took a look at some of this week's key players in Springfield.</p><p></p> Tue, 28 May 2013 12:50:00 +0000 Brian Mackey 3318 at http://wuis.org With Days To Go, Crunch Time In Springfield