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  • Quinn now has 2 legislative wins to fuel re-election effort

    Quinn now has 2 legislative wins to fuel re-election effort
    For Gov. Pat Quinn, putting pen to paper on a bill to salvage the nation's worst-funded state employee pension system will be a signature moment both literally and politically. More than two years of the governor's repeated calls for action on the...
  • Some state workers called back, others sent home because of shutdown

    Some state workers called back, others sent home because of shutdown
    Some Illinois workers told to stay home were called back to their jobs Wednesday, while others began preparing for furloughs, highlighting the ongoing uncertainty caused by the partial shutdown of the federal government. Several dozen state workers...
  • Major union group sues to overturn Illinois pension law

    Major union group sues to overturn Illinois pension law
    SPRINGFIELD — Illinois’ largest government employee unions sued Tuesday to overturn Illinois’ new pension law, ripping the long sought, landmark money-saving changes as outright “theft” from workers that won’t pass a...
  • Quinn sends Boehner letter amid threat of more state layoffs

    Quinn sends Boehner letter amid threat of more state layoffs
    Gov. Pat Quinn today indicated that hundreds of additional state workers could be temporarily laid off if there's no resolution to the federal government shutdown within the next several days. That news from the Democratic governor came in a letter he...
  • Retired teachers file first lawsuit against Illinois pension reform law

    Retired teachers file first lawsuit against Illinois pension reform law
    The Illinois Retired Teachers Association filed suit Friday challenging the constitutionality of the state’s historic but controversial plan to deal with the nation’s most underfunded public employee pension system. The lawsuit is the...
  • Quinn cuts deal with union on Medicaid contract

    Quinn cuts deal with union on Medicaid contract
    Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn is shifting the job of vetting who is eligible to receive state health care coverage for the poor from an outside company to state employees, a move Republicans criticized Tuesday as a “backroom deal” that will...
  • Retired state workers sue over pension changes

    Retired state workers sue over pension changes
    A group representing retired state workers on Thursday filed the second lawsuit challenging sweeping changes to the state’s public employee pension system, arguing the measure violates a clause in the Illinois Constitution intended to protect...
  • Pension debate at 1970 Constitutional Convention echoes in today's crisis

     Pension debate at 1970 Constitutional Convention echoes in today's crisis
    Illinois' crushing public pension crisis has been literally decades in the making, but the present stalemate in Springfield over how to resolve it can be traced in great measure to a single point in time: July 21, 1970. Richard Nixon was president,...
  • California public employee pension reform: The war begins

    California public employee pension reform: The war begins
    Let the California public employee pension war of 2014 begin. On Monday, state Atty. Gen. Kamala Harris released the ballot title and summary for San Jose Mayor Chuck Reed’s pension initiative, which would allow government agencies to negotiate...
  • A Republican Plan For A Prosperous Connecticut

    As tempting as it is to make the 2014 election a referendum on Democrat Gov. Dannel P. Malloy, more is required of Connecticut Republicans to win the trust of voters. The key to energizing voters is to offer a credible plan on how life in Connecticut...
  • Unions need to give the public a break

    Even in deep blue California, where Democrats dominate, organized labor is losing public popularity. That's a general statement, based on nonpartisan polling. Specifically, public employee unions are tarnishing all labor, according to the pollster....