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  • Rauner borrows from special state funds to manage cash flow

    Gov. Bruce Rauner has borrowed $454 million from special state funds to help manage cash flow as Illinois begins a new fiscal year without a budget. The Republican borrowed the money from more than two dozen funds designated for other purposes. The...
  • Budget matters loom large on legislative session's final day

    Delaware lawmakers approved a $3.9 billion operating budget early Wednesday, shortly after the start of the new fiscal year, after resolving an impasse over a transportation funding bill that was the subject of partisan bickering and intense closed-door...
  • As Export-Import Bank charter expires, backers warn of economic damage

    As Export-Import Bank charter expires, backers warn of economic damage
    As the charter of the Export-Import Bank was set to expire Tuesday, supporters warned of economic damage if Congress doesn't act quickly to reauthorize the federal agency when lawmakers return next week from a holiday recess. "We are undermining...
  • Rauner personnel agency says full payroll could be met

    A letter obtained by The Associated Press shows that Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner's personnel agency has concluded that he should continue paying state employees full wages during a budget impasse. The letter from attorney Michael Basil of the Department...
  • How A Connecticut Budget Is Passed

    How A Connecticut Budget Is Passed
    All the Democratic legislators, which is most of them, lock themselves in a room. Republicans aren’t allowed in, so about a third of the state’s taxpayers are not represented and have no say. The governor and the legislators line up to the...
  • Democrats, public school advocates call for budget changes

    Democrats and public education advocates say they want to remove budget provisions that would provide special education vouchers and additional private school vouchers. Dozens of people gathered at the Capitol Tuesday to blast education funding plans...
  • Editorial: Supreme Court gives incentive to get politics out of redistricting

    The drawing of congressional and legislative boundaries in Maryland is an example of government at its worst and pure partisan politics at its most absurd level. Any process where elected leaders are given the power to redraw the boundaries to give them...
  • Gov. Brown faces rough road in quest to repair state freeways

    Gov. Brown faces rough road in quest to repair state freeways
    Every day, California drivers navigate an obstacle course of potholes and cracked pavement, and a wrong turn of the wheel can send them limping to a mechanic. Maintenance crews can't keep up. After years of neglect, state officials estimate it will cost...
  • Madigan sends message to 'triangulators'

    Madigan sends message to 'triangulators'
    House Speaker Michael Madigan likes to send "messages." He doesn't often explain what those messages are, but last week's surprising defeat of a bill to give the Chicago Public Schools a 40-day extension on its $634 million pension payment that was due...
  • Talk of the County: Rauner is fighting Crook County politics

    Talk of the County: Rauner is fighting Crook County politics
    Editor's note: Talk of the County is a reader-generated column of opinions. If you see something you disagree with or think is incorrect, please tell us. Call us at 312-222-4554 or email talkofthecounty@tribpub.com. For a continuously updating blog of...
  • Justices will hear new case on Arizona state redistricting

    The Supreme Court agreed Tuesday to hear a new case about the drawing of state legislative districts in Arizona by an independent commission, a day after the justices upheld the commission's congressional map-drawing. The court said it will consider in...