Gov. Pat Quinn

Politics
10:07 am
Mon June 23, 2014

Quinn Signs Minimum Wage Ballot Question

Credit League of Women Voters

Voters will get to weigh in on whether Illinois should raise its minimum wage for adults to $10 an hour. Governor Pat Quinn approved the ballot question Sunday. And he wasted no time campaigning on the issue.

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Illinois
6:33 am
Thu February 6, 2014

Illinois' Jobs Outlook Has A Lot Of Moving Parts

Jeremy Groves

Making sense of Illinois’ jobs outlook isn’t exactly easy these days. So says an economist from Northern Illinois University. There’s information that says the state still lags behind the national economic recovery. But there are also occasional nuggets of good news to consider.

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Politics
6:24 am
Tue September 17, 2013

Daley Dropping Out Of Race For Governor

Bill Daley has made the surprise decision to end his bid for Illinois governor.

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Government
12:23 pm
Mon July 22, 2013

Quinn Signs Medicaid Expansion

Credit state of Illinois

Governor Pat Quinn has signed a bill expanding the state's Medicaid program. The expansion will cover low-income Illinois adults who don't have children at home.

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Government
12:57 pm
Fri July 12, 2013

UPDATED STORY: Parts Of New Illinois Budget Remain Unsigned

Credit stl.today

Update on 7/12/13: Workers at state parks and fairs will get paid after all, according to Brad Hahn, spokesman for the Illinois comptroller. He says the portion of the budget affecting them has been signed by Governor Quinn, so the threat of late paychecks for those workers is over. 

Tens of thousands of state workers in Illinois are at risk of missing their next paycheck. That's because Governor Pat Quinn hasn't signed a bill that covers certain elements of the new state budget.

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Government
6:26 am
Thu July 11, 2013

Legal Questions Raised After Quinn's Budget Veto

Legal questions surround Governor Pat Quinn's move to suspend pay for Illinois lawmakers. On Wednesday, he vetoed that portion of the state budget.

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Government
10:58 am
Wed July 10, 2013

Quinn Takes Action To Suspend Pay For Lawmakers

Governor Pat Quinn is using his veto power to try to suspend state lawmakers' pay because of their inaction on Illinois' pension crisis. 

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Government
7:16 am
Wed July 10, 2013

Pension Deadline Passes Without Resolution

Credit Illinois Public Radio

Governor Pat Quinn had harsh criticism for a bipartisan panel of legislators assigned to draft a new plan to reduce the state's pension costs. He wanted legislation passed Tuesday. Lawmakers say they're close, but still need more time.

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Government
7:02 am
Mon July 8, 2013

Pensions And Concealed Carry Part Of Springfield Schedule

Credit Illinois.gov

The committee in charge of finding a pension solution for Illinois is scheduled to meet again Monday. The 10-member committee formed last month out of a special session on pensions. But will the threat of another deadline force them strike a deal?

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Mike Moen
6:12 am
Mon May 13, 2013

Local Control Part of Concealed Carry Debate

Credit WBEZ

Illinois lawmakers are still scrambling to pass a concealed-carry bill. While negotiations continue, the question of whether there should be local control has surfaced in the debate.

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