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AP - Illinois Public Media News - July 18, 2014 ~ Comment (0)

Indiana University Student Among Dead In Malaysia Plane Crash

By The Associated Press, with additional reporting from Illinois Public Media

A doctoral student from Indiana University was among those killed when Malaysian Airlines Flight 17 crashed in Ukraine.


Illinois Public Radio - Illinois Public Media News - July 18, 2014 ~ Comment (0)

Rauner Vows To Keep Fighting For Term Limits Referendum

By Willis Kern

Bruce Rauner

The Republican candidate for Illinois says he's not daunted by the state Supreme Court's decision not to review a lower court ruling barring a question on lawmaker term limits from appearing on November's ballot.

Categories: Government, Politics

Midwest Center for Investigative Reporting - Illinois Public Media News - July 18, 2014 ~ Comment (0)

Crop Insurance Programs Subject Of Intense Farm Bill Lobbying

By Pam Dempsey and Robert Holly


(Duration: 4:32)

The Congressional Budget Office estimates that the 2014 Farm Bill will raise government funding of crop insurance by about $5.7 billion from 2014 to 2023. A joint analysis revealed the lobbying efforts behind that expansion.

After two years of debate, the U.S. Congress passed a Farm Bill this year that replaced direct subsidies to farmers with an ever increasing multi-billion dollar federal crop insurance program.

Categories: Agriculture, Government

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