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Kelly Kraft

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Speaker Michael Madigan Says House Budget Revenue Projection Would Prevail over Senate’s

(Springfield, IL) — March 31, 2011. A budgetary battle could be brewing in the state Capitol, but not necessarily between Republicans and Democrats. Continue reading »

Illinois Witnessed $2.2 Billion Tax Income Drop in 2010

(Springfield, IL) — March 28, 2011. Tax money coming into state and local governments in Illinois fell sharply — by $2.2 billion dollars between 2009 and 2010, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. Continue reading »

Gov. Pat Quinn’s Plan to Cut Illinois School Bureaucracy Draws Little Legislative Support

(Springfield, IL) — March 25, 2011. Illinois’ regional superintendents are realizing they might not make the cut for state money in Gov. Pat Quinn’s attempt to close the more than $13 billion budget gap. Continue reading »

Looming Illinois Human Service Budget Cuts Are Planned Reductions, Quinn Spokesperson Says

(Chicago, IL) – February 2, 2011. Hundreds of millions of dollars of looming cuts to Illinois human service provider budgets by Governor Pat Quinn are not “additional cuts” but rather planned reductions that the state is “continuing to work to implement”, according to a Quinn budget spokesperson. Continue reading »

Gov. Pat Quinn Will Likely Make Mid-Year Illinois Budget Cuts

(Chicago, IL) — December 17, 2010. Governor Pat Quinn will likely be making mid-year cuts to the out-of-whack Illinois budget, according to multiple sources. Continue reading »

Gov. Pat Quinn Aims to Pay Illinois Overdue Bills by Selling Vendor-Owed Debt to Investors Next Week

(Chicago, IL) — December 15, 2010. Governor Pat Quinn’s Administration is planning to move forward next week with an expanded program to sell a big chunk of the state’s $5.3 billion of vendor-owed debt to Wall Street banks and hedge funds, according to an Quinn Administration spokesperson. Continue reading »

Illinois Budget: Governor Pat Quinn’s Office Fears Illinois Medicaid May Face $750 Million Cut

(Springfield, IL) — July 23, 2010. Furlough days for thousands of state workers and much later Medicaid payments could be just the beginning. Governor Pat Quinn‘s office is, for the first time, acknowledging that the state may not get $750 million from Washington for the neediest families in Illinois. The so-called FMAP money — Federal … Continue reading »

Illinois Budget: Despite Illinois Constitution, Pat Quinn’s Budget Eliminates Lt. Governor’s $139,200 Salary

(Springfield, IL) — March 17, 2010. Governor Pat Quinn‘s budget is not doing anything to make Illinois’ odd situation with the lieutenant governor’s office any less odd. Quinn has said since the debacle with Scott Lee Cohen — which left the Democrats without a lieutenant governor candidate – that he supports keeping the position.  However, … Continue reading »

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