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AP - Illinois Public Media News - May 23, 2014

Illinois House Passes ‘Millionaires Tax’ Proposal

By The Associated Press

A renewed effort to tax the state's millionaires has passed the Illinois House.  The chamber Friday approved Democratic House Speaker Madigan's plan for a referendum by a 64-46 vote.


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NPR - Illinois Public Media News - May 23, 2014

Senate To NFL: Change The Redskins’ Name

By Frank James

Both senators in Maryland — where the Washington Redskins play — signed on to a letter urging NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell to get the team to change its name.

The United States Senate ratcheted up the pressure on owner Daniel Snyder on Thursday after a letter — signed by half the Senate — was sent to NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, asking him to use his authority to get the Washington Redskins to change a team name that many consider racist.

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