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  1. Springfield Spotlight: Pension reform Arizona-style?Read the original story w/Photo

    Monday | The Daily Gazette

    ... a few months, Illinois will make its last billion-dollar annual installment payment on bonds sold by then-Gov. Pat Quinn to make two yearly pension contributions, giving Illinois some fiscal breathing room. The bond rating agencies might be a ...

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  2. Trump signs bill renaming Warrenville post office after Army veteran killed in IraqRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday | Daily Herald

    ... to Texas in 2004, first sought to have the post office bear her son's name in the weeks after his death. In 2007, Pat Quinn, then the lieutenant governor, indicated he backed the idea but noted the red tape surrounding the renaming of a federal ...

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  3. Rauner was wrong about "record levels" of unionizationRead the original story

    Friday Dec 14 | The Capitol Fax Blog

    A bill restricting which state employees can join unions is on its way to Gov. Pat Quinn, who is expected to sign it. [] State workers in middle management positions flooded to join labor unions after ex-Gov. Rod Blagojevich's administration froze their salaries, among other things.

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  4. Should Jerry Brown clear out California's death row? These former governors think soRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Dec 14 | The Fresno Bee

    ... Kitzhaber, of Oregon; Martin O'Malley, of Maryland; Bill Richardson, of New Mexico; Toney Anaya, of New Mexico and Pat Quinn, of Illinois; jointly penned an op-ed in The New York Times on Thursday. "Mr. Brown has the power to commute the sentences ...

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  5. Rauner blasts union's representation of agency managersRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Dec 13 | The Daily Gazette

    ... percent, he said. Rauner placed the blame for that high union representation on former Govs. Rod Blagojevich and Pat Quinn. Both, he said, withheld pay raises for non-union state employees while agreeing to contracts with AFSCME and other unions ...

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  6. Six former governors urge outgoing California Gov Jerry Brown to commute 740 death sentencesRead the original story

    Thursday Dec 13 | Sentencing Law and Policy

    ... - Richard Celeste of Ohio, John Kitzhaber of Oregon, Martin O'Malley of Maryland, Bill Richardson of New Mexico, Pat Quinn of Illinois, and Toney Anaya of New Mexico - make a notable pitch and here are excerpts: Among a governor's many powers, none ...

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  7. Mayor Emanuel, commit your post-City Hall life to pension reformRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Dec 13 | Chicago Tribune

    ... appeal on paper. But people in Illinois have been burned by plans like this before. Gov. Rod Blagojevich and Gov. Pat Quinn sold nearly $20 billion in pension bonds - with the same kind of pitch Emanuel is using - yet proceeds went into the state ...

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  8. Where we're heading and where we've beenRead the original story

    Wednesday Dec 12 | The Capitol Fax Blog

    Brian Gaines, professor in LAS, said Pritzker's plan implies substantial surges in spending, which may make it difficult for Pritzker to deliver on promises he made for higher education during his run for governor. I had in mind something like: unable to pay creditors in a timely manner; Steadily incurring more obligations, so that overall debt and unfunded liabilities continue to grow, rather than shrink; and, having no plausible plan to reduce an extreme debt-to-income ratio.

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  9. For Pension Fix, Emanuel Says Borrow, Legalize Weed, Open Chicago CasinoRead the original story

    Wednesday Dec 12 | WBEZ-FM Chicago

    ... compounded raises for retirees, and furloughs for today's workers." When Emanuel and former Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn tried to eliminate that increase through pension reform in 2014, the Illinois Supreme Court Because all Illinois pensions are ...

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  10. Emanuel To Urge Constitutional Change In Address WednesdayRead the original story

    Tuesday Dec 11 | WBEZ-FM Chicago

    ... be more taxes on the wealthy. It must be more respect for our workers' paychecks." When Emanuel and former Gov. Pat Quinn tried to eliminate that increase through pension reform in 2014, the Illinois Supreme Court called it unconstitutional two ...

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  11. Mayor Rahm Emanuel calls for state gas tax increase to fund major transportation billRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Dec 11 | Chicago Tribune

    ... last month that the state needed to raise the gas tax. The state's last capital bill came in 2009, when then-Gov. Pat Quinn signed a $31 billion construction program that was paid for by legalizing video gambling, raising fees on motorists and ...

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  12. Best transition ever, promises RaunerRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Dec 10 | WTAX-AM Springfield

    He's unhappy he lost the election, but Gov. Bruce Rauner says he has incentive to make the transition to the new JB Pritzker administration a positive one. "My immediate predecessor did the exact opposite," Rauner said, not going into specifics about former Gov. Pat Quinn.

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  13. Springfield Spotlight: On a mission to raise the minimum wageRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Dec 7 | The Daily Gazette

    ... pass on the gubernatorial contest 4 years ago, but endorsed Republican state Sen. Bill Brady over Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn in 2010. This year's decision came after two meetings between Pritzker and Rob Karr, IRMA's president and CEO. Karr came away ...

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  14. Editorials Elsewhere: Even pension loopholes are protectedRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Dec 6 | The Daily Gazette

    ... voted to tighten up the law after the journalists' investigation. In 2012, legislators passed, and then-Gov. Pat Quinn signed into law, a strict prohibition on government workers applying union salaries toward final pension calculations. Public ...

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  15. the Wisconsin 'Coup' that Wasn't: Untoward, not undemocratic....Read the original story

    Saturday Dec 8 | Instapundit.com

    ... authority to an independent commission. When Republican Bruce Rauner won an upset victory over Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn, legislative Democrats moved in the lame-duck session to truncate the length of the term to which the governor could appoint a ...

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  16. Deja 'coup': What Dems ignore about GOP 'dirty tricks'Read the original story w/Photo

    Friday Dec 7 | New York Post

    ... authority to an independent commission. When Republican Bruce Rauner won an upset victory over Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn, legislative Democrats moved in the lame-duck session to truncate the length of the term to which the governor could appoint a ...

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  17. The pension solution that never wasRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Dec 7 | Daily Journal/Sunday Journal

    ... pause because it points the way forward for our struggling state. Five years ago, on Dec. 5, 2013, then-Gov. Pat Quinn signed into law a set of pension reforms passed by Democratic supermajorities in the Illinois House and Senate. They weren't ...

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  18. Happy Birthday: the Solution that Never Was to Illinois' Pension CrisisRead the original story

    Friday Dec 7 | Lincoln Daily News

    ... pause, because it points the way forward for our struggling state. Five years ago, on Dec. 5, 2013, then-Gov. Pat Quinn signed into law a suite of pension reforms passed by Democratic supermajorities in the Illinois House and Senate. They weren't ...

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  19. The Wisconsin 'Coup' That Wasn'tRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Dec 6 | Commentary Magazine

    ... authority to an independent commission. When Republican Bruce Rauner won an upset victory over Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn, legislative Democrats moved in the lame-duck session to truncate the length of the term to which the governor could appoint a ...

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  20. Wisconsin Democrats complain GOP lawmakers thwarting the 'will of the voter'Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Dec 6 | American Thinker

    ... in public unions. Rauner was the clear choice of the voters, winning handily over the sitting Democratic governor, Pat Quinn. So, of course, Illinois Democrats gave Rauner all the support he needed, right? After all, "will of the voter" and all ...

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