Illinois Chamber of Commerce http://tspr.org en The Broken Promise of Fracking http://tspr.org/post/broken-promise-fracking <p>When the movie “Promised Land” came out this month, one was tempted to repeat the tagline from 1972’s horror flick “The Last House on the Left”: “It’s only a movie... It’s only a movie...”</p><p></p><p>But … it’s worse. People on both sides of the fracking debate cringe at “Promised Land,” the Matt Damon drama about fracking advocates trying to get a depressed rural area to sign over drilling rights. Fracking supporters say the film’s unfair; fracking opponents say it doesn’t go far enough.</p> Wed, 30 Jan 2013 17:56:43 +0000 Bill Knight 28062 at http://tspr.org The Broken Promise of Fracking Illinois is Ready to Implement Exchanges http://tspr.org/post/illinois-ready-implement-exchanges <p>Most states have delayed implementing health insurance exchanges required by the federal Affordable Care Act.&nbsp; The constitutionality of the act is being challenged before the U.S.&nbsp; Supreme Court. A spokesperson for the Illinois Chamber of Commerce says the state will move quickly to pass enabling legislation once the&nbsp; court makes its ruling.<br /><br />Laura Minzer is the executive director of the chamber&#39;s Healthcare Council.<br /> Fri, 08 Jun 2012 13:26:31 +0000 James Lenz 16421 at http://tspr.org Illinois is Ready to Implement Exchanges Illinois House Votes to Eliminate Perk for Retirees http://tspr.org/post/illinois-house-votes-eliminate-perk-retirees <p>Longtime state employees in Illinois would no longer be able get free health insurance&nbsp; when they retire under legislation <a href="http://www.ilga.gov/legislation/BillStatus.asp?DocNum=1313&amp;GAID=11&amp;DocTypeID=SB&amp;LegId=57042&amp;SessionID=84&amp;GA=97" target="_blank">(SB 1313</a>) approved by the Illinois House on May 9.</p><p>The&nbsp; vote is part of a push to cut pension benefits for government retirees.&nbsp; The governor, House speaker and other politicians want to save money&nbsp; by cutting pensions, health care and other costs.</p> Wed, 09 May 2012 23:33:09 +0000 Rich Egger 14841 at http://tspr.org Illinois House Votes to Eliminate Perk for Retirees