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More Taxes = Fewer Jobs?

Posted: 01/11/2011 - While the proposed tax increase would help the state's tough budget in the short term it may cost more in the long run since more taxes could mean fewer jobs.

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HT: Tax Hike Proposal Clears House

Updated: 01/12/2011 - HT: The Illinois House Passed the Income Tax Hike. Why do you think the increase (if passed) will help the state's budget crisis, make things worse, is the right or wrong way to approach the problem, etc.? We want to hear your thoughts.

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Four Democrats Side with GOP in Health Care Vote

Posted: 01/07/2011 - House Republican David Dreier says today's vote to open debate on repealing the health care law is the first step to "fulfilling a key promise to the American people."

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Income Tax Hike Expected

Posted: 01/06/2011 - The Illinois Senate is expected to vote on raising our income taxes and cigarette tax.

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IL Senate Approves Medicaid Overhaul

Updated: 01/05/2011 - It's now up to the Illinois House to decide on legislation aimed at keeping the ineligible from receiving state-funded health care.

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Service Groups Oppose Spending Limits

Posted: 01/05/2011 - Some groups that provide services to the poor and needy are opposing a proposal to limit growth in Illinois government spending.

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Senate Democrats Vow to Block Health Care Repeal

Posted: 01/04/2011 - Top Senate Democrats are warning House Speaker-elect John Boehner they'll block any Republican effort to repeal President Barack Obama's health care overhaul.

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Kirk on the New Congress

Posted: 01/04/2011 - Vote on the Debt Limit is a Key Opportunity for Fiscal Conservative Potential for Bipartisan Cooperation on Many Key Issues

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'Blunt wraps' ban will get Ill. House debate

Posted: 01/03/2011 - An Illinois ban on tobacco rolling papers that critics say are used for making marijuana cigarettes might have a tougher go in the House after it passed the Senate without opposition.

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AP source: Obama may name William Daley to top job

Posted: 01/03/2011 - A person familiar with the matter says President Barack Obama is considering naming former Commerce Secretary William Daley for a top White House job, possibly chief of staff.

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Quinn signs new pension law

Posted: 12/30/2010 - Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn has signed legislation affecting the pension system for law enforcement officers and firefighters in the state.

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