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Illinois’ Financial House

<p><span style=”font-family: Arial; font-size: 13px;”> </span></p> <p><span class=”bumpedfont15″ style=”font-family: Arial; font-size: 13px;”>Illinois Comptroller Leslie Munger recently testified that in the absence of a budget, the

Improving the lives of foster children

<p>The Senate Human Services Committee advanced legislation this week intended to infuse some normalcy into the lives of children in Illinois&rsquo; foster system. </p> <p>

Senate Democrats approve spending billions

<p>Senate Democrats this week once again voted for nearly $4 billion in spending authorization&mdash;but without the associated revenue needed to fund the spending. A high-ranking

Senate Committee debates Unbalanced Budget Response Act

<p><span style=”font-family: Arial;”> </span></p> <p style=”text-align: justify;”><span style=”font-family: Arial;”>On March 9, the Senate Executive Committee held a subject-matter hearing on the Unbalanced Budget Response Act

Illinois scores high in women’s economic and social well-being

<p><span style=”font-family: Arial;”> </span></p> <p style=”text-align: justify;”><span style=”font-family: Arial;”>Illinois has earned a top spot in WalletHub&rsquo;s recent ranking of <a href=”https://wallethub.com/edu/best-and-worst-states-for-women/10728/”><strong><span style=”color: blue;”>2016&rsquo;s best and

DCFS witnessing improvements under Rauner Administration

<p><span style=”font-family: Arial;”> </span></p> <p style=”text-align: justify;”><span style=”font-family: Arial;”>DCFS Director George Sheldon painted an encouraging picture during his testimony in front of the Appropriations I

Speaker Madigan takes a vacation

<p style=”text-align: justify;”><span style=”font-family: Arial;”>Speaker Michael Madigan and House Democrats received well-deserved criticism during the week from Republican lawmakers who called a news conference to

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