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Illinois Public Radio - Illinois Public Media News - April 29, 2014

Treasurer Candidates Spar Over Eliminating The Job They Want

By Lee Strubinger

Democratic Sen. Mike Frerichs (l) and Republican Rep. Tom Cross (r) are running against each other to be next treasurer of Illinois.

Illinois lawmakers have long debated whether to combine the offices of comptroller and treasurer. Both candidates for treasurer are competing to one-up each other over whether the office should even exist.

Categories: Government, Politics

Illinois Public Radio - Illinois Public Media News - April 28, 2014

Illinois Senate President: House Should Take Up Income Tax First

By Amanda Vinicky and Brian Mackey

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(Duration: 7:28)

Illinois Senate President John Cullerton, D-Chicago, smiles as pension legislation passes while on the Senate floor at the Illinois State Capitol Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2013 in Springfield Ill.

Illinois lawmakers return to Springfield on Tuesday after two weeks away. The top issue this spring remains whether to let the temporary tax increase drop at the end of the year as scheduled, or vote to keep the income tax rate at five percent. 

Categories: Economics, Government, Politics


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