Keith Boeckelman http://tspr.org en IL Farm Bureau Against Splitting Farm Bill http://tspr.org/post/il-farm-bureau-against-splitting-farm-bill <p>After a new five year farm bill failed in the US house of representatives, some lawmakers have suggested splitting the large multi hundred billion dollar piece of legislation into two separate bills. Mon, 08 Jul 2013 19:46:21 +0000 Scott Stuntz 36905 at http://tspr.org IL Farm Bureau Against Splitting Farm Bill WIU Profs Say Sequester will Hit the State Hard http://tspr.org/post/wiu-profs-say-sequester-will-hit-state-hard <p>A couple of experts believe the federal spending cuts known as the sequester will hit Illinois “harder than average.” Fri, 22 Mar 2013 20:50:47 +0000 Scott Stuntz 30807 at http://tspr.org WIU Profs Say Sequester will Hit the State Hard Occupy Wall Street Could Lead to Shift in Policies http://tspr.org/post/occupy-wall-street-could-lead-shift-policies <p>Although the Occupy Wall Street movement is not involved in conventional campaigning, a political expert says it could have a dramatic effect on a second Obama administration.<br /><br />Keith Boeckelman is chair of the political science department at Western Illinois University.<br /><br />He says the president had to toe a moderate line after Republicans took control of the House of&nbsp; Representatives and the Tea Party movement played a major part in House politics.<br /> Mon, 19 Mar 2012 13:41:47 +0000 James Lenz 12060 at http://tspr.org Occupy Wall Street Could Lead to Shift in Policies