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After this, Rauner may take harder stand
A poll and a speech may have hardened positions even further on both sides of the highly partisan and bitter state government impasse. 
Monday, September 28, 2015

Dems: What negotiating table?
As you probably know already, Illinois Comptroller Leslie Munger said the state government's backlog of unpaid bills will hit $8.5 billion by the end of December, up from about $6 billion right now.
Monday, September 14, 2015
IL Democrats short on votes
There was a reason why state Rep. Esther Golar (D-Chicago) showed up late for session last Wednesday.

She's been quite ill.

Monday, September 7, 2015
Illinois' budget mess will only get worse
The state fiscal crisis is only going to get worse, and the solution is becoming more difficult by the day.
Monday, August 31, 2015
Aug. 29 could bring truce or political war
I think on August 19th a new and brief window of opportunity opened which could finally help wrap up this long and drawn out state legislative overtime session.
Tuesday, August 25, 2015
Illinois: Nothing happens, twice
The absurd facade of this long-running state government impasse might best be summed up with two brief statements.

1) Gov. Bruce Rauner to Democrats: "Just support my plans to eviscerate organized labor and I'll give you the rare privilege of voting to raise everybody's income taxes."

Monday, August 17, 2015

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