Tag Archives: Illinois Constitution

Redistricting Constitutional Amendment In The Works For 2014

A coalition of good-government groups are hoping to give Illinois voters the opportunity to change the way state lawmakers’ districts are drawn. Ryan Blitstein points to a study last year by the Paul Simon Public Policy Institute at Southern Illinois … Continue reading

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Illinois House Republicans Introduce Balanced Budget Amendment

The Illinois Constitution requires a balanced state budget. House Republicans say tricks and gimmicks are used to make it appear like the budget’s balanced – when in reality, Illinois ends its fiscal year with billions of dollars in unpaid bills. … Continue reading

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How Iron-Clad Is Illinois Constitution’s Pension Protection?

An Illinois Senate panel has approved two competing versions of a pension overhaul. The plans would cut benefits for state and university employees, as well as Downstate and suburban public school teachers. Both proposals would raise the retirement age and … Continue reading

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Democrats Attack Republican Redistricting Case in Illinois Supreme Court

Democrats are telling the Illinois Supreme Court that Republican attempts to toss the legislative map are too little, too late. In documents made public Thursday, the Democrats say the case was filed too close to next month’s primary election. Brian … Continue reading

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Republicans ask Illinois Supreme Court to toss legislative map

7:41 a.m. | Updated Republicans have asked the Illinois Supreme Court to throw out the new map of state legislative districts. The move comes the month before the March 20 primary election. Brian Mackey reports: [mp3 – 1:00 – 0.7 … Continue reading

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Quinn Supports “Lincoln Amendment” To IL Constitution

Gov. Pat Quinn wants to change Illinois’ constitution to allow voters to enact ethics reform through popular initiative and referendum. Quinn called for the passage of the so-called “Lincoln Amendment” on Sunday which would have been Abraham Lincoln’s 203rd birthday.

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