Posts tagged "Governor Pat Quinn"

Illinois may kick families off welfare after three years

What happens to a poor family when they get kicked off welfare? 3,000 Illinois families may find out as of July 1st if the state goes ahead with its proposal to cut the budget by reducing the time limit for receiving cash assistance from five years to just three. It’s a way to save money... Read more »

Proposed child care cuts to trigger downward spiral: "It put families like me and others in a deeper hole."

Proposed child care cuts to trigger downward spiral:  "It put families like me and others in a deeper hole."
Chalonda McIntosh doesn’t often take the day off work. But she will tomorrow, when she’ll head down to Springfield to protest cuts and funding shortages to the state’s child care subsidy program for low-income families. I talked to McIntosh back in November when I was doing a story about the lack of child care centers... Read more »

Elections 2012: The week in review

What’s making headlines on Elections 2012, on Chicago Muckrakers weekly. On Wednesday, Gov. Pat Quinn delivered a state of the state address in which he focused mostly on job creation and the state’s ailing economy. Quinn suggested a higher tax credit for businesses that hire returning veterans and an abolishment of the natural utility tax.... Read more »
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Quinn: Budget forces me to lay off 1,938 state workers, close seven facilities

Quinn: Budget forces me to lay off 1,938 state workers, close seven facilities
Gov. Pat Quinn today moved to shutter three state mental health facilities, two centers for people with developmental disabilities and two prisons, saying the fiscal year 2012 budget passed by members of the Illinois General Assembly during the spring legislative session failed to provide sufficient tax dollars to fund their operations. During the spring legislative... Read more »

Games of chance day at Chicago's city hall

Games of chance day at Chicago's city hall
This morning’s theme at Chicago’s City Hall seemed to be games of chance. A few minutes into the 11 a.m. hour, a handful of aldermen were holed up in a council hearing room, listening to representatives of Northstar, the private entity chosen to run the Illinois lottery, describe their plans for the lotto in the... Read more »

New state commissions to examine racial disparities, criminal justice data and more

New state commissions to examine racial disparities, criminal justice data and more
Illinoisians are reading the tea leaves about how Gov. Pat Quinn will handle the Illinois General Assembly’s gambling expansion legislation–probably the biggest-ticket item to make it through the Springfield gauntlet during the last legislative session. But while everyone waits to see how that shoe will drop, we wanted to highlight a few pieces of legislation... Read more »
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