Keith Boeckelman

Ag vs. Nutrition
2:46 pm
Mon July 8, 2013

IL Farm Bureau Against Splitting Farm Bill

The Illinois Farm Bureau said splitting up the farm bill would be a mistake.
Credit SSS

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.

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Illinois to be hit "harder than average."
3:50 pm
Fri March 22, 2013

WIU Profs Say Sequester will Hit the State Hard

Credit Rich Egger

A couple of experts believe the federal spending cuts known as the sequester will hit Illinois “harder than average.”

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President could find political cover
8:41 am
Mon March 19, 2012

Occupy Wall Street Could Lead to Shift in Policies

Keith Boeckelman

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.

Keith Boeckelman is chair of the political science department at Western Illinois University.

He says the president had to toe a moderate line after Republicans took control of the House of  Representatives and the Tea Party movement played a major part in House politics.

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