AP FACT CHECK: No Pritzker plan to increase taxes 26 percent

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Republican Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner is telling voters that his Democratic opponent J.B. Pritzker plans to raise taxes by 26 percent if he’s elected to office. Rauner, who is seeking a second term this fall, has spent years battling Democrats over how to handle the state’s troubled finances, which are…

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Sean Casten Speaks on Recent Supreme Court Janus Decision

Sean Casten, the Democratic Candidate for U.S. Representative in Illinois’ Sixth Congressional District, speaks out against the recent Supreme Court’s Janus decision. “This regrettable decision is yet another showing the current Supreme Court will consistently favor the interests of corporations over those of unions, individual workers, and families working to…

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Casten Gives Roskam Failing Grade on Student Loan Debt

Sixth District Congressional candidate Sean Casten today ripped Rep. Peter Roskam for adding to the debt burden facing millions of college students and offered his own plan to make college more affordable for working families. “In today’s knowledge-based economy, a college education is the ticket to a good job and…

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One month Until Election Day. Republicans continue to fail Americans.

ABBREVIATED PUNDIT ROUNDUP    By Georgia Logothetis    We begin today’s roundup with Catherine Rampell at The Washington Post and this very important point: [T]he problem isn’t “Washington.” It isn’t “Congress,” either. The problem is elected officials from a single political party: the GOP.  Republicans in the White House and Congress are the ones…

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WWJD on this Christmas Day.

Merry Christmas to its celebrants! What Would JUSTICE Do? WORKING AT THE LOCAL LEVEL TO RENEW CHIP FUNDING DECEMBER 21, 2017LIZ CHAPLIN  1 COMMENT Congress will not reallocate funding for the Children’s Health Insurance Plan known as CHIP this year. CHIP provides insurance to the children of families who earn too much…

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Join Treasurer Mike Frerichs: Making insurance companies pay what they owe

With a stroke of a pen, Governor Rauner chose to side with life insurance companies instead of grieving widows and orphans. Governor Rauner vetoed House Bill 302, which is an initiative of my office to ensure people are put before corporate profits. House Bill 302 will require life insurance companies…

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Phonebank for a Better Budget for 2018

Your calls help create change! THE BUDGET PROCESS IN SPRINGFIELD LEFT SCHOOLS, UNIVERSITIES, HUMAN HEALTH SERVICES, BUSINESSES, COMPANIES, UNIVERSITIES AND OTHER GREAT INSTITUTIONS OF OUR STATE HANGING IN THE LURCH, FACING UNCERTAINTY, POTENTIAL FORECLOSURE AND COLLAPSE. You can help change that.  Join us. Start now to  build support for a…

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