pat quinn

Morning Cram
8:39 am
Wed June 20, 2012

the morning cram [superSHY edition]

NPR reports many high dollar superPAC donors, as big as they are, don't want the attention that can come along with writing big political checks.

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Illinois Government
8:05 am
Wed June 20, 2012

Quinn Moving Forward with Prison Closures

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Illinois Governor Pat Quinn is moving forward with his plan to close several adult and juvenile prisons, even though legislators put money in the new state budget to keep them open. 

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Morning Cram
8:57 am
Thu June 14, 2012

the morning cram [6 in tha mornin edition]

NPR discusses the art of Hip-Hop with rhyme legend Ice-T. 

""A rapper is someone who rhymes. You could consider Dr. Seuss a rapper...an MC is someone who has that party-rocking skill..." -Big Daddy Kane

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Illinois Government
7:59 am
Thu June 14, 2012

Quinn Set to Sign Medicaid Legislation

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Illinois Governor Pat Quinn is set to sign several bills passed by the Legislature this year, including those that will slash health care coverage and increase cigarette taxes by $1 a pack to help finance the Medicaid program. 

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Illinois Government
8:25 am
Wed June 6, 2012

Illinois Lawmakers Try to Tackle Pension Again

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Illinois officials are trying to figure out how to finish cutting the state’s pension costs. Lawmakers came close to an agreement last month, but it was derailed by personal conflicts, policy disputes and the deadline for ending the spring legislative session. 

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Morning Cram
9:18 am
Tue June 5, 2012

the morning cram [give me freedom edition]

"What do you need?"

NPR reports the Chinese artist Yang Weidong is travelling his country asking "what do you need?". The answer; freedom. 

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Illinois Government
8:32 am
Tue June 5, 2012

Quinn Still Considering Tax Break Bill

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Before they left Springfield last week, Illinois lawmakers sent Governor Pat Quinn a bill that would require the state to publicly reveal details of corporate tax breaks. 

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Illinois Government
8:22 am
Tue June 5, 2012

Quinn says "Don't Hold Your Breath" on Gambling Expansion

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Illinois Governor Pat Quinn says those hoping he’ll approve a major gambling expansion for the state shouldn’t “hold their breath”. 

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Government
11:07 am
Fri June 1, 2012

Gambling expansion goes to Illinois governor

Illinois lawmakers have again approved a massive gambling-expansion plan.  The Senate voted 30-26 yesterday in favor of a proposal that creates five new casinos, a land-based site in Chicago and four more riverboat casinos. 

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Government
11:07 am
Fri June 1, 2012

Pension cuts postponed in Illinois Legislature

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The top Republican in the Illinois House says he’s shelving legislation to rein in ballooning government pension costs.  

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