Amanda Vinicky http://tspr.org en Tensions Rise With Waters Over Flood Expense http://tspr.org/post/tensions-rise-waters-over-flood-expense <img class="wysiwyg-asset-image-wrapper wide" data-caption="There&#039;s an irony to the arch on the entranceway of Clarksville&#039;s park, which reads &quot;Touch the Mississippi.&quot; Normally, that requires stooping down; now the river laps up a main downtown drag, and comes to you." data-attribution="Credit Amanda Vinicky" typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://mediad.publicbroadcasting.net/p/wuis/files/styles/placed_wide/public/201407/IMG_0307.JPG" alt="" /><p>Heavy rains have led to flooding all across the Midwest in recent days: in Iowa, Illinois, and in the small town of Clarksville, Missou Thu, 10 Jul 2014 17:49:56 +0000 Amanda Vinicky 56340 at http://tspr.org Tensions Rise With Waters Over Flood Expense New Illinois Budget Signed Into Law http://tspr.org/post/new-illinois-budget-signed-law <p>Illinois Governor Pat Quinn made a bit of a change to the state budget that goes into effect Tuesday—a change meant to play well with voters. Mon, 30 Jun 2014 23:57:13 +0000 Amanda Vinicky 55800 at http://tspr.org New Illinois Budget Signed Into Law Deadline For Quinn To Take Budget Action http://tspr.org/post/deadline-quinn-take-budget-action <img class="wysiwyg-asset-image-wrapper left" data-caption="" data-attribution="Credit Brian Mackey/WUIS" typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://wuis.org/sites/wuis/files/styles/card_280/public/201405/2014-05-20-Quinn-Dems_0.jpg" alt="" /><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&#160;&#160;</span>It's the last day of the fiscal year for the State of Illinois, which means the pressure is on for Gov. Mon, 30 Jun 2014 14:43:09 +0000 Amanda Vinicky 55756 at http://tspr.org Deadline For Quinn To Take Budget Action Rauner's Discarded Term Limit Initiative Mirrors Quinn's 1994 Effort http://tspr.org/post/rauners-discarded-term-limit-initiative-mirrors-quinns-1994-effort <img class="wysiwyg-asset-image-wrapper inset" data-caption="Then-Treasurer Pat Quinn had a term limit petition of his own in the early 1990s. But in summer 1994, much like Rauner&#039;s term limit petition, it was found unconstitutional. Mon, 30 Jun 2014 10:29:19 +0000 Amanda Vinicky 55745 at http://tspr.org Rauner's Discarded Term Limit Initiative Mirrors Quinn's 1994 Effort Rauner Plans To Close Tax "Loopholes," Change EDGE Credits http://tspr.org/post/rauner-plans-close-tax-loopholes-change-edge-credits <img class="wysiwyg-asset-image-wrapper inset" data-caption="" data-attribution="Credit Amanda Vinicky/WUIS" typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://mediad.publicbroadcasting.net/p/wuis/files/styles/card_280/public/201308/2013-08-15-rauner.jpg" alt="" /><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&#160;&#160;</span>Republican candidate for governor Bruce Rauner has unveiled what he says is phase three of his plans to "Restore Illinois." It's focused on how the state taxes businesses.<p>In a statement — he released the plan via social media, rather than at a live event — Rauner says he wants to close "special i Thu, 26 Jun 2014 11:43:09 +0000 Amanda Vinicky 55548 at http://tspr.org Rauner Plans To Close Tax "Loopholes," Change EDGE Credits