Posts tagged "deficit"

House upholds prison-funding veto, meaning Tamms and other facilities may close

House upholds prison-funding veto, meaning Tamms and other facilities may close
The funding fight over the future of some of Illinois prisons and other facilities has been settled, at least for the time being. The Illinois House on Wednesday decided not to take an override vote on Gov. Pat Quinn’s budget cuts. It was the last legislative volley of sorts in a long back-and-forth over the... Read more »

Activists in Illinois push to tip the scales in favor of civil society

Activists in Illinois push to tip the scales in favor of civil society
The scales are tipped in Illinois, and not in favor of the 99 percent, community groups say. A series of reports and actions, including the delivery of a golden toilet, seek  to highlight the state cuts and corporate loopholes that advocates say are leaving Illinois citizens in the dust. “We keep hurting both our tax... Read more »

Chopping the deficit by eliminating "public housing" for the rich

Chopping the deficit by eliminating "public housing" for the rich
When it comes to talking about public housing, there’s never a shortage of comments that go something like this: “I don’t want my tax dollars paying for that god-forsaken place where people are just lying around all day, watching TV and smoking dope.” Well, it turns out, you should be shaking your head and thinking... Read more »
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What's going to happen to Medicaid?

What's going to happen to Medicaid?
About 2.3 million people in Illinois depend on Medicaid. A quarter of them are children. But with talks of deficit reduction and the looming apocalypse surrounding the debt ceiling, words are being thrown around in the media about possible cuts, reductions and revisions to our nation’s health insurance system for the low-income. I wanted to... Read more »