4:29 am
Thu July 5, 2012

Tax code loopholes still exist

 During his budget address earlier this year, Quinn called for thorough review of Illinois tax law. Governor Pat Quinn made a big deal out of trying to close so-called loopholes in the tax code this year, but  it didn't happen.

"It's time to apply the same scrutiny to loopholes in the revenue code as we do for expenditures in the operating budget," said Quinn.

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6:13 am
Thu June 21, 2012

Quinn signs off on state retirees paying for health care

Governor Pat Quinn

... but lawmakers push off a compromise on other pension reforms

Effective July 1, retired state and public university employees will be required to kick in more money for their health insurance, Gov. Pat Quinn's office announced early today.

But legislative leaders who met later today to pursue a compromise on paying retirement costs for downstate and suburban school districts pushed any decision back well beyond that date.

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