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Illinois Public Radio - Illinois Public Media News - September 19, 2012

Congress Fails to Act on Farm Bill as Deadline Nears

By Quinn Ford, with additional reporting from The Associated Press

Congressman Tim Johnson (R-Urbana) wants fellow lawmakers to vote on a new farm bill very soon before it expires on Sept. 30. Johnson is a member of the House Agriculture Committee, where the farm bill has sat since July.







Illinois Public Radio - Illinois Public Media News - September 18, 2012

Illinois Supreme Court Case Challenges Education Funding

By Brian Mackey

A case before the Illinois Supreme Court is a challenge to the heart of how Illinois pays for education. A group of taxpayers on Tuesday asked the state’s high court to find that Illinois law discriminates against poor school districts.





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