Ballot Question http://tspr.org en Assessing The Minimum Wage Landscape http://tspr.org/post/assessing-minimum-wage-landscape Despite Democratic majorities and a push from the governor, Illinois' legislative session adjourned without a bump in the minimum wage.<p>Lawmakers settled for putting a non-binding question on the November ballot asking if that's something voters want.<p>Part of the problem was that legislators from downstate -- from both parties -- were against a hike.<p>Andrew Biggs says it doesn't make sense to make sense to have a national, or even statewide, minimum wage. Biggs is a scholar with the American Enterprise Institute, a D.C. Wed, 09 Jul 2014 14:35:21 +0000 Amanda Vinicky 56245 at http://tspr.org Assessing The Minimum Wage Landscape Illinois Voters To Consider Employer Birth Control Coverage http://tspr.org/post/illinois-voters-consider-employer-birth-control-coverage A question on the November ballot will ask Illinois voters if insurers should be required to cover birth control as part of their prescription coverage.&#160;<img class="wysiwyg-asset-image-wrapper inset" data-caption="" data-attribution="Credit WNIJ" typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://mediad.publicbroadcasting.net/p/wnij/files/styles/card_280/public/201207/GovPatQuinn_0.JPG" alt="" /><p>Governor Pat Quinn signed the ballot measure over the weekend. Mon, 07 Jul 2014 14:10:12 +0000 Amanda Vinicky 56115 at http://tspr.org Illinois Voters To Consider Employer Birth Control Coverage 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 No Vote On Illinois Term Limits http://tspr.org/post/no-vote-illinois-term-limits <p>Cook County Circuit Court Judge Mary Mikva has ruled the question is unconstitutional for voters to take up.</p><p> Fri, 27 Jun 2014 20:09:52 +0000 Tony Arnold 55644 at http://tspr.org No Vote On Illinois Term Limits SCC Bond Issue http://tspr.org/post/scc-bond-issue <p>Southeastern Community College is seeking voter approval for its proposal to borrow up to $15-million to pay for future facility improvements. Fri, 30 Aug 2013 20:34:00 +0000 Jason Parrott 39813 at http://tspr.org SCC Bond Issue