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How did we get here? A 2016-17 budget timeline

budget timeline2Illinois’ budget stalemate has taken a number of twists and turns. From Governor Rauner’s first session in office, when he total vetoed 21 of the 23 budget-related measures to the expiration of a stopgap budget at the end of 2016, it has been a complicated two years.

The process has people unsure what the legislature has done and attempted to do throughout this time. This timeline outlines important points throughout the impasse, what has happened since the spring of 2016 and where we are today.  (click on image to enlarge)

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IMAGE Link advances bill allowing video gaming in veterans establishments
Thursday, 26 April 2018
SPRINGFIELD – Veterans establishments across Illinois would be allowed to apply for video gaming licenses under a measure from Senator Terry...

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IMAGE Mulroe fights for disabled public safety officers
Thursday, 26 April 2018
SPRINGFIELD – A measure sponsored by State Senator John Mulroe to help disabled firefighters, police officers, paramedics and first responders...

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IMAGE Murphy advances proposal to protect the identity of Lottery winners
Thursday, 26 April 2018
SPRINGFIELD — Lottery winners’ identities would not automatically be disclosed under legislation sponsored by State Senator Laura Murphy...

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IMAGE Senate approves Cunningham’s plan to end Chicago police quotas
Thursday, 26 April 2018
Springfield – The City of Chicago would be prohibited from requiring police officers to fulfill ticket quotas and assessing officers based on...

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IMAGE Martinez seeks to expand professional licenses to all immigrants
Thursday, 26 April 2018
CHICAGO — Assistant Majority Leader Iris Y. Martinez (D-Chicago) passed a measure yesterday that makes all qualified applicants eligible for...

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