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Donne Trotter

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Gov. Pat Quinn Vetoes Illinois Coal Gasification Plant Bills

(Springfield, IL) – March 14, 2011. With no fanfare, Governor Pat Quinn today quietly vetoed two controversial bills that aimed to give state backing to the construction of two coal gasification plants in Illinois, one in downstate Jefferson County and the other in Cook County’s Calumet City, that backers claimed would generate thousands of new jobs. Continue reading »

Illinois Gaming: Rep. Will Burns Pushes Slots at Illinois Race Tracks; Negotiation Deadlock Keeps Plan in Limbo

(Springfield, IL) — April 29, 2010. Organized labor leaders and State Rep. Will Burns (D-Chicago) today gave a public push at a press conference in Springfield to legislation that would permit slot machines at the state’s horse racing facilities. The plan, House Bill 5975, would generate an estimated $100 million to $300 million annually that … Continue reading »

Illinois Pensions: Pat Quinn Claims Pension Reforms to Save Illinois $200 Billion; Praises Michael Madigan, John Cullerton

(Chicago, IL) — April 15, 2010. Governor Pat Quinn yesterday finally signed into law a significant public pension reform bill that will save taxpayers billions of dollars while protecting the retirement of state workers. “From the moment I took office, I have worked to overhaul Illinois’ pension system to provide relief to taxpayers while protecting … Continue reading »

Illinois Cemeteries: Pat Quinn Announces New Cemetery Protections Begin March 1; But Regulations, Fees May Doom Hundreds of Cemeteries

(Chicago, IL) — March 1, 2010. Governor Pat Quinn yesterday announced that a series of protections for consumers provided by the new Cemetery Oversight Act take effect on March 1, but the new regulatory beast created by the law may force hundred of small cemeteries out of business. The Act, which Quinn signed into law … Continue reading »

Illinois Budget: Christine Radogno Opposes Senator Donne Trotter’s $250 Million Medicaid Borrowing Plan

(Springfield, IL) — February 18, 2010.  A chief Senate budget expert is proposing more debt to cope with the state’s current $13 billion deficit. The measure sponsored by State Senator Donne Trotter (D-Chicago) would allow most state universities to borrow up to 75 percent of the amount owed to them by the state. The schools’ … Continue reading »

Gov. Pat Quinn Signs Schoenberg, Reitz Law to Grab $1.15 Billion from Feds for Illinois Hospitals

(Chicago, IL) — November 20, 2009. Governor Pat Quinn signed legislation at a press conference today that could draw an estimated $1.15 billion in new federal Medicaid dollars to Illinois to help speed payments to thousands of local hospitals, fund social service providers, and provide relief to the state’s beleaguered budget. “Trucking off to Children’s … Continue reading »

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