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Illinois Budget Plan Needs $6B in Federal Aid to Balance

Illinois Budget Plan Needs $6B in Federal Aid to Balance

Despite an economy decimated by shutdowns due to the coronavirus pandemic, the Illinois House is poised to consider a $42.64 billion operating budget for next [...] Read full article: Illinois Budget Plan Needs $6B in Federa...→

Illinois Budget Plan Needs $6B in Federal Aid to Balance

Illinois Budget Plan Needs $6B in Federal Aid to Balance

Despite an economy decimated by shutdowns due to the coronavirus pandemic, the Illinois House is poised to consider a $42.64 billion operating budget for next [...] Read full article: Illinois Budget Plan Needs $6B in Federa...→

Why some smaller hospitals treating lots of COVID patients aren’t getting ‘high-impact’ federal aid

The disparity is going to make it even harder for independent safety-net hospitals that already were teetering on the financial brink to come out of the pandem [...] Read full article: Why some smaller hospitals treating lots...→

Gov. Whitmer says states need federal help addressing budget deficit

Gov. Whitmer says states need federal help addressing budget deficit

LANSING (WXYZ) — Gov. Gretchen Whitmer is calling on the U.S. Senate to take action to provide assistance for states that are facing extreme financial hardship [...] Read full article: Gov. Whitmer says states need federal he...→

Behind Andrew Cuomo’s stall on slashing spending to balance NY’s budget

Behind Andrew Cuomo’s stall on slashing spending to balance NY’s budget

On April 2, with New York’s COVID-19 curve still rising ominously, state lawmakers wrapped up a budget almost unchanged from Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s pre-pandemic J [...] Read full article: Behind Andrew Cuomo’s stall on slashing ...→

Judge: Illinois federal courts will look 'quite different'

Judge: Illinois federal courts will look 'quite different'

The chief judge of federal courts in Northern Illinois says things will look 'œquite different' as some operations resume at courthouses in Chicago and Rockfo [...] Read full article: Judge: Illinois federal courts will look...→

Illinois Lawmakers Pass $40 Billion Budget, Includes Money For COVID-19

Illinois Lawmakers Pass $40 Billion Budget, Includes Money For COVID-19

Federal funding will play a key role in the new $40 billion Illinois budget passed this weekend by lawmakers. Read full article: Illinois Lawmakers Pass $40 Billion Budg...→

Illinois Legislators Pass $40 Billion State Budget, Chicago Casino Measure

Illinois Legislators Pass $40 Billion State Budget, Chicago Casino Measure

Illinois state lawmakers this weekend approved an approximately $40 billion state budget that largely maintains spending, along with a plan to push forward a C [...] Read full article: Illinois Legislators Pass $40 Billion St...→

Illinois Senate approves $42.8 billion budget that relies heavily on borrowing

Illinois Senate approves $42.8 billion budget that relies heavily on borrowing

The Illinois Senate early Sunday morning passed a budget package authorizing $42.8 billion in general revenue spending next year, although much of that remains [...] Read full article: Illinois Senate approves $42.8 billion b...→

With Firefighters' Jobs Being Expanded During Pandemic, Federal Officials Outline Plan To Keep Them Funded

With Firefighters' Jobs Being Expanded During Pandemic, Federal Officials Outline Plan To Keep Them Funded

Acting Homeland Security Secretary Chad Wolf was in Fort Worth to talk about a plan to help cities afford to keep their firefighters as their jobs get tougher [...] Read full article: With Firefighters' Jobs Being Expanded D...→

Feds: Man lied to try to get $20M in federal coronavirus aid

Feds: Man lied to try to get $20M in federal coronavirus aid

A Chinese man who tried to get $20 million in federal aid for distressed businesses affected by the coronavirus created two bogus businesses Read full article: Feds: Man lied to try to get $20M in fed...→

Gov. Whitmer asks President Trump for federal emergency declaration, aid for Midland County

Gov. Whitmer asks President Trump for federal emergency declaration, aid for Midland County

LANSING (WXYZ) — Gov. Gretchen Whitmer sent a letter to President Donald Trump Wednesday, requesting federal aid in response to the devastating flooding in Mid [...] Read full article: Gov. Whitmer asks President Trump for fe...→

Illinois Legislature meets to OK budget under COVID-19 cloud

Illinois Legislature meets to OK budget under COVID-19 cloud

The Illinois General Assembly will convene in Springfield Wednesday for the first time in 10 weeks, hoping to complete a spring-session's worth of work in thre [...] Read full article: Illinois Legislature meets to OK budget ...→

Here’s What Won’t Reopen in Phase 3 of Illinois’ Plan

Here’s What Won’t Reopen in Phase 3 of Illinois’ Plan

Much of Illinois will begin reopening on a limited scale Friday, but there are some places that still must remain closed. Gov. J.B. Pritzker announced Thursday [...] Read full article: Here’s What Won’t Reopen in Phase 3 of I...→

Eric Cantor: Federal spending can’t substitute reopening the economy hit by pandemic

Eric Cantor: Federal spending can’t substitute reopening the economy hit by pandemic

Former House Majority Leader Eric Cantor on Wednesday said no amount of federal spending can replace reopening a U.S. economy that has been battered by the cor [...] Read full article: Eric Cantor: Federal spending can’t subs...→

Group of economists push for tax hikes to balance Massachusetts state budget

Group of economists push for tax hikes to balance Massachusetts state budget

A group of 91 Massachusetts economists are calling on Gov. Charlie Baker and legislative leaders to raise personal income and corporate taxes amid projected ma [...] Read full article: Group of economists push for tax hikes t...→

Reopening Plan Announced for Illinois DMVs Beginning in June

Reopening Plan Announced for Illinois DMVs Beginning in June

Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White announced a reopening plan for driver services facilities beginning June 1. Under the plan, the facilities will focus o [...] Read full article: Reopening Plan Announced for Illinois DM...→

Gov. Pritzker Announces Guidelines For Safe Reopening Of Businesses Under Phase 3 Of Restore Illinois Plan

Gov. Pritzker Announces Guidelines For Safe Reopening Of Businesses Under Phase 3 Of Restore Illinois Plan

Illinois Gov. JB Pritzker on Sunday released industry-specific guidelines to allow for the safe reopening of businesses, as the state moves toward entering Pha [...] Read full article: Gov. Pritzker Announces Guidelines For S...→

Illinois lawmakers pass $40B budget, Chicago casino measure

Illinois lawmakers pass $40B budget, Chicago casino measure

Illinois lawmakers have approved a $40 billion state budget and a plan to address tax rates for a casino expansion during a whirlwind special session held amid [...] Read full article: Illinois lawmakers pass $40B budget, Chi...→

Illinois Lawmakers Approve $40 Billion Budget, Send Measure to Pritzker’s Desk

Illinois Lawmakers Approve $40 Billion Budget, Send Measure to Pritzker’s Desk

The Illinois legislature passed a $40 billion state budget early Sunday morning that relies heavily on federal funding. The Chicago Tribune reported the spendi [...] Read full article: Illinois Lawmakers Approve $40 Billion B...→

Illinois attorney general has lawsuit challenging Pritzker’s stay-at-home coronavirus order moved to federal court

Illinois attorney general has lawsuit challenging Pritzker’s stay-at-home coronavirus order moved to federal court

After losing an initial ruling in state court, the Illinois attorney general’s office Thursday moved to federal court a lawsuit challenging the validity of the [...] Read full article: Illinois attorney general has lawsuit ch...→

Phase 3: The Changes Announced Wednesday to Illinois’ Reopening Plan

Phase 3: The Changes Announced Wednesday to Illinois’ Reopening Plan

As Illinois moves closer to the end of May, Gov. J.B. Pritzker announced a series of revisions to the state’s phased reopening plan. The biggest changes will i [...] Read full article: Phase 3: The Changes Announced Wednesday...→

Colorado lawmakers slash $493 million from higher education, but blow will be softened by federal coronavirus aid

Colorado lawmakers slash $493 million from higher education, but blow will be softened by federal coronavirus aid

Colorado’s Joint Budget Committee slashed $493 million from next year’s higher education budget, a massive 58% cut from this year’s funding levels by lawmakers [...] Read full article: Colorado lawmakers slash $493 million fr...→

Mark Cuban lays out his plan to boost post-COVID economy: 'Give people checks that they have to spend'

Mark Cuban lays out his plan to boost post-COVID economy: 'Give people checks that they have to spend'

Billionaire entrepreneur and Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban told "Hannity" Thursday that the issuing of pre-loaded, federally funded debit cards is the best [...] Read full article: Mark Cuban lays out his plan to boost po...→

Budget Battle: State Senate Plan Would Reject Most Of Newsom's Cuts

Budget Battle: State Senate Plan Would Reject Most Of Newsom's Cuts

The California Senate's plan to make up the state's estimated $54.3 billion budget deficit rejects Gov. Gavin Newsom's proposed cuts to public education and he [...] Read full article: Budget Battle: State Senate Plan Would R...→

Brooklyn nonprofit says preliminary budget plan needs changes

Brooklyn nonprofit says preliminary budget plan needs changes

A Brooklyn nonprofit that has changed many student’s lives claims it might not be around when the city opens back up if changes aren’t made to the mayor’s prel [...] Read full article: Brooklyn nonprofit says preliminary budg...→

How Illinois Summer Camps Plan to Operate Under New Guidelines

How Illinois Summer Camps Plan to Operate Under New Guidelines

The sights of summer camp will look different in Illinois in the coming weeks as the state continues taking steps to prevent the spread of the coronavirus.  St [...] Read full article: How Illinois Summer Camps Plan to Operat...→

State Budget That Depends On Federal Help, Other Pieces Of Legislation Now Await Gov. Pritzker's Signature

State Budget That Depends On Federal Help, Other Pieces Of Legislation Now Await Gov. Pritzker's Signature

Illinois state lawmakers were back home in their districts for the holiday Monday, after a whirlwind of a special session in Springfield. Two of the winners af [...] Read full article: State Budget That Depends On Federal Hel...→

Youth sports coalition seeks federal aid due to COVID-19

Youth sports coalition seeks federal aid due to COVID-19

The leaders of the coalition are trumpeting the importance of youth sports and sounding the alarm about the future of their organizations in correspondence wit [...] Read full article: Youth sports coalition seeks federal aid...→

Illinois budget plan needs $6B in federal aid to balance

Illinois budget plan needs $6B in federal aid to balance

The Illinois House is poised to consider a $42.64 billion operating budget for next year, a 6.8% increase over current spending Read full article: Illinois budget plan needs $6B in federa...→

India's central bank cuts lending rate to 4% to aid economy

India’s central bank on Friday cut its key interest rate to 4% to counter the blow to the economy from the coronavirus pandemic and a lockdown meant to contain [...] Read full article: India's central bank cuts lending rate t...→

Minnesota’s county and city governments wonder when more federal coronavirus aid will come | MinnPost

With revenues drying up and expenses mounting, officials say they need more help from Congress to continue serving residents. Read full article: Minnesota’s county and city governments ...→

All State Parks to Reopen, Restrictions on Boating, Golf to Ease in Phase Three of ‘Restore Illinois’ Plan

All State Parks to Reopen, Restrictions on Boating, Golf to Ease in Phase Three of ‘Restore Illinois’ Plan

With the state on pace to move forward into Phase Three of the “Restore Illinois” plan, Gov. J.B. Pritzker announced an easing of restrictions on many outdoor [...] Read full article: All State Parks to Reopen, Restrictions ...→

Metro gets $876M in federal funding through coronavirus aid package | WTOP

WMATA will be getting a boost to the tune of $876 million in federal funding, a Democratic delegation from Maryland announced Monday. Read full article: Metro gets $876M in federal funding thro...→

Federal Justice Department Head Says California Reopening Plan Discriminates Against Churches

Federal Justice Department Head Says California Reopening Plan Discriminates Against Churches

The head of the federal Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division told Gov. Gavin Newsom Tuesday that his plan to reopen California discriminates against chur [...] Read full article: Federal Justice Department Head Says Cal...→

Why some smaller hospitals treating lots of COVID patients aren’t getting ‘high-impact’ federal aid

The disparity is going to make it even harder for independent safety-net hospitals that already were teetering on the financial brink to come out of the pandem [...] Read full article: Why some smaller hospitals treating lots...→

Mark Cuban lays out his plan to boost post-COVID economy: 'Give people checks that they have to spend'

Mark Cuban lays out his plan to boost post-COVID economy: 'Give people checks that they have to spend'

Billionaire entrepreneur and Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban told "Hannity" Thursday that the issuing of pre-loaded, federally funded debit cards is the best [...] Read full article: Mark Cuban lays out his plan to boost po...→

Here’s What Won’t Reopen in Phase 3 of Illinois’ Plan

Here’s What Won’t Reopen in Phase 3 of Illinois’ Plan

Much of Illinois will begin reopening on a limited scale Friday, but there are some places that still must remain closed. Gov. J.B. Pritzker announced Thursday [...] Read full article: Here’s What Won’t Reopen in Phase 3 of I...→

Brooklyn nonprofit says preliminary budget plan needs changes

Brooklyn nonprofit says preliminary budget plan needs changes

A Brooklyn nonprofit that has changed many student’s lives claims it might not be around when the city opens back up if changes aren’t made to the mayor’s prel [...] Read full article: Brooklyn nonprofit says preliminary budg...→

Group of economists push for tax hikes to balance Massachusetts state budget

Group of economists push for tax hikes to balance Massachusetts state budget

A group of 91 Massachusetts economists are calling on Gov. Charlie Baker and legislative leaders to raise personal income and corporate taxes amid projected ma [...] Read full article: Group of economists push for tax hikes t...→

Illinois Lawmakers Pass $40 Billion Budget, Includes Money For COVID-19

Illinois Lawmakers Pass $40 Billion Budget, Includes Money For COVID-19

Federal funding will play a key role in the new $40 billion Illinois budget passed this weekend by lawmakers. Read full article: Illinois Lawmakers Pass $40 Billion Budg...→

Illinois lawmakers pass $40B budget, Chicago casino measure

Illinois lawmakers pass $40B budget, Chicago casino measure

Illinois lawmakers have approved a $40 billion state budget and a plan to address tax rates for a casino expansion during a whirlwind special session held amid [...] Read full article: Illinois lawmakers pass $40B budget, Chi...→

Illinois Senate approves $42.8 billion budget that relies heavily on borrowing

Illinois Senate approves $42.8 billion budget that relies heavily on borrowing

The Illinois Senate early Sunday morning passed a budget package authorizing $42.8 billion in general revenue spending next year, although much of that remains [...] Read full article: Illinois Senate approves $42.8 billion b...→

Illinois budget plan needs $6B in federal aid to balance

Illinois budget plan needs $6B in federal aid to balance

The Illinois House is poised to consider a $42.64 billion operating budget for next year, a 6.8% increase over current spending Read full article: Illinois budget plan needs $6B in federa...→

Feds: Man lied to try to get $20M in federal coronavirus aid

Feds: Man lied to try to get $20M in federal coronavirus aid

A Chinese man who tried to get $20 million in federal aid for distressed businesses affected by the coronavirus created two bogus businesses Read full article: Feds: Man lied to try to get $20M in fed...→

Minnesota’s county and city governments wonder when more federal coronavirus aid will come | MinnPost

With revenues drying up and expenses mounting, officials say they need more help from Congress to continue serving residents. Read full article: Minnesota’s county and city governments ...→

Phase 3: The Changes Announced Wednesday to Illinois’ Reopening Plan

Phase 3: The Changes Announced Wednesday to Illinois’ Reopening Plan

As Illinois moves closer to the end of May, Gov. J.B. Pritzker announced a series of revisions to the state’s phased reopening plan. The biggest changes will i [...] Read full article: Phase 3: The Changes Announced Wednesday...→

Illinois Legislature meets to OK budget under COVID-19 cloud

Illinois Legislature meets to OK budget under COVID-19 cloud

The Illinois General Assembly will convene in Springfield Wednesday for the first time in 10 weeks, hoping to complete a spring-session's worth of work in thre [...] Read full article: Illinois Legislature meets to OK budget ...→

Metro gets $876M in federal funding through coronavirus aid package | WTOP

WMATA will be getting a boost to the tune of $876 million in federal funding, a Democratic delegation from Maryland announced Monday. Read full article: Metro gets $876M in federal funding thro...→

Colorado lawmakers slash $493 million from higher education, but blow will be softened by federal coronavirus aid

Colorado lawmakers slash $493 million from higher education, but blow will be softened by federal coronavirus aid

Colorado’s Joint Budget Committee slashed $493 million from next year’s higher education budget, a massive 58% cut from this year’s funding levels by lawmakers [...] Read full article: Colorado lawmakers slash $493 million fr...→

Gov. Whitmer says states need federal help addressing budget deficit

Gov. Whitmer says states need federal help addressing budget deficit

LANSING (WXYZ) — Gov. Gretchen Whitmer is calling on the U.S. Senate to take action to provide assistance for states that are facing extreme financial hardship [...] Read full article: Gov. Whitmer says states need federal he...→

Budget Battle: State Senate Plan Would Reject Most Of Newsom's Cuts

Budget Battle: State Senate Plan Would Reject Most Of Newsom's Cuts

The California Senate's plan to make up the state's estimated $54.3 billion budget deficit rejects Gov. Gavin Newsom's proposed cuts to public education and he [...] Read full article: Budget Battle: State Senate Plan Would R...→

Eric Cantor: Federal spending can’t substitute reopening the economy hit by pandemic

Eric Cantor: Federal spending can’t substitute reopening the economy hit by pandemic

Former House Majority Leader Eric Cantor on Wednesday said no amount of federal spending can replace reopening a U.S. economy that has been battered by the cor [...] Read full article: Eric Cantor: Federal spending can’t subs...→

Behind Andrew Cuomo’s stall on slashing spending to balance NY’s budget

Behind Andrew Cuomo’s stall on slashing spending to balance NY’s budget

On April 2, with New York’s COVID-19 curve still rising ominously, state lawmakers wrapped up a budget almost unchanged from Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s pre-pandemic J [...] Read full article: Behind Andrew Cuomo’s stall on slashing ...→

How Illinois Summer Camps Plan to Operate Under New Guidelines

How Illinois Summer Camps Plan to Operate Under New Guidelines

The sights of summer camp will look different in Illinois in the coming weeks as the state continues taking steps to prevent the spread of the coronavirus.  St [...] Read full article: How Illinois Summer Camps Plan to Operat...→

Reopening Plan Announced for Illinois DMVs Beginning in June

Reopening Plan Announced for Illinois DMVs Beginning in June

Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White announced a reopening plan for driver services facilities beginning June 1. Under the plan, the facilities will focus o [...] Read full article: Reopening Plan Announced for Illinois DM...→

Judge: Illinois federal courts will look 'quite different'

Judge: Illinois federal courts will look 'quite different'

The chief judge of federal courts in Northern Illinois says things will look 'œquite different' as some operations resume at courthouses in Chicago and Rockfo [...] Read full article: Judge: Illinois federal courts will look...→

State Budget That Depends On Federal Help, Other Pieces Of Legislation Now Await Gov. Pritzker's Signature

State Budget That Depends On Federal Help, Other Pieces Of Legislation Now Await Gov. Pritzker's Signature

Illinois state lawmakers were back home in their districts for the holiday Monday, after a whirlwind of a special session in Springfield. Two of the winners af [...] Read full article: State Budget That Depends On Federal Hel...→

Gov. Pritzker Announces Guidelines For Safe Reopening Of Businesses Under Phase 3 Of Restore Illinois Plan

Gov. Pritzker Announces Guidelines For Safe Reopening Of Businesses Under Phase 3 Of Restore Illinois Plan

Illinois Gov. JB Pritzker on Sunday released industry-specific guidelines to allow for the safe reopening of businesses, as the state moves toward entering Pha [...] Read full article: Gov. Pritzker Announces Guidelines For S...→

Illinois Legislators Pass $40 Billion State Budget, Chicago Casino Measure

Illinois Legislators Pass $40 Billion State Budget, Chicago Casino Measure

Illinois state lawmakers this weekend approved an approximately $40 billion state budget that largely maintains spending, along with a plan to push forward a C [...] Read full article: Illinois Legislators Pass $40 Billion St...→

Youth sports coalition seeks federal aid due to COVID-19

Youth sports coalition seeks federal aid due to COVID-19

The leaders of the coalition are trumpeting the importance of youth sports and sounding the alarm about the future of their organizations in correspondence wit [...] Read full article: Youth sports coalition seeks federal aid...→

Illinois Lawmakers Approve $40 Billion Budget, Send Measure to Pritzker’s Desk

Illinois Lawmakers Approve $40 Billion Budget, Send Measure to Pritzker’s Desk

The Illinois legislature passed a $40 billion state budget early Sunday morning that relies heavily on federal funding. The Chicago Tribune reported the spendi [...] Read full article: Illinois Lawmakers Approve $40 Billion B...→

With Firefighters' Jobs Being Expanded During Pandemic, Federal Officials Outline Plan To Keep Them Funded

With Firefighters' Jobs Being Expanded During Pandemic, Federal Officials Outline Plan To Keep Them Funded

Acting Homeland Security Secretary Chad Wolf was in Fort Worth to talk about a plan to help cities afford to keep their firefighters as their jobs get tougher [...] Read full article: With Firefighters' Jobs Being Expanded D...→

India's central bank cuts lending rate to 4% to aid economy

India’s central bank on Friday cut its key interest rate to 4% to counter the blow to the economy from the coronavirus pandemic and a lockdown meant to contain [...] Read full article: India's central bank cuts lending rate t...→

Illinois attorney general has lawsuit challenging Pritzker’s stay-at-home coronavirus order moved to federal court

Illinois attorney general has lawsuit challenging Pritzker’s stay-at-home coronavirus order moved to federal court

After losing an initial ruling in state court, the Illinois attorney general’s office Thursday moved to federal court a lawsuit challenging the validity of the [...] Read full article: Illinois attorney general has lawsuit ch...→

Gov. Whitmer asks President Trump for federal emergency declaration, aid for Midland County

Gov. Whitmer asks President Trump for federal emergency declaration, aid for Midland County

LANSING (WXYZ) — Gov. Gretchen Whitmer sent a letter to President Donald Trump Wednesday, requesting federal aid in response to the devastating flooding in Mid [...] Read full article: Gov. Whitmer asks President Trump for fe...→

All State Parks to Reopen, Restrictions on Boating, Golf to Ease in Phase Three of ‘Restore Illinois’ Plan

All State Parks to Reopen, Restrictions on Boating, Golf to Ease in Phase Three of ‘Restore Illinois’ Plan

With the state on pace to move forward into Phase Three of the “Restore Illinois” plan, Gov. J.B. Pritzker announced an easing of restrictions on many outdoor [...] Read full article: All State Parks to Reopen, Restrictions ...→

Federal Justice Department Head Says California Reopening Plan Discriminates Against Churches

Federal Justice Department Head Says California Reopening Plan Discriminates Against Churches

The head of the federal Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division told Gov. Gavin Newsom Tuesday that his plan to reopen California discriminates against chur [...] Read full article: Federal Justice Department Head Says Cal...→

Why some smaller hospitals treating lots of COVID patients aren’t getting ‘high-impact’ federal aid

The disparity is going to make it even harder for independent safety-net hospitals that already were teetering on the financial brink to come out of the pandem [...] Read full article: Why some smaller hospitals treating lots...→

Mark Cuban lays out his plan to boost post-COVID economy: 'Give people checks that they have to spend'

Mark Cuban lays out his plan to boost post-COVID economy: 'Give people checks that they have to spend'

Billionaire entrepreneur and Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban told "Hannity" Thursday that the issuing of pre-loaded, federally funded debit cards is the best [...] Read full article: Mark Cuban lays out his plan to boost po...→

Gov. Whitmer says states need federal help addressing budget deficit

Gov. Whitmer says states need federal help addressing budget deficit

LANSING (WXYZ) — Gov. Gretchen Whitmer is calling on the U.S. Senate to take action to provide assistance for states that are facing extreme financial hardship [...] Read full article: Gov. Whitmer says states need federal he...→

Here’s What Won’t Reopen in Phase 3 of Illinois’ Plan

Here’s What Won’t Reopen in Phase 3 of Illinois’ Plan

Much of Illinois will begin reopening on a limited scale Friday, but there are some places that still must remain closed. Gov. J.B. Pritzker announced Thursday [...] Read full article: Here’s What Won’t Reopen in Phase 3 of I...→

Budget Battle: State Senate Plan Would Reject Most Of Newsom's Cuts

Budget Battle: State Senate Plan Would Reject Most Of Newsom's Cuts

The California Senate's plan to make up the state's estimated $54.3 billion budget deficit rejects Gov. Gavin Newsom's proposed cuts to public education and he [...] Read full article: Budget Battle: State Senate Plan Would R...→

Eric Cantor: Federal spending can’t substitute reopening the economy hit by pandemic

Eric Cantor: Federal spending can’t substitute reopening the economy hit by pandemic

Former House Majority Leader Eric Cantor on Wednesday said no amount of federal spending can replace reopening a U.S. economy that has been battered by the cor [...] Read full article: Eric Cantor: Federal spending can’t subs...→

Brooklyn nonprofit says preliminary budget plan needs changes

Brooklyn nonprofit says preliminary budget plan needs changes

A Brooklyn nonprofit that has changed many student’s lives claims it might not be around when the city opens back up if changes aren’t made to the mayor’s prel [...] Read full article: Brooklyn nonprofit says preliminary budg...→

Behind Andrew Cuomo’s stall on slashing spending to balance NY’s budget

Behind Andrew Cuomo’s stall on slashing spending to balance NY’s budget

On April 2, with New York’s COVID-19 curve still rising ominously, state lawmakers wrapped up a budget almost unchanged from Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s pre-pandemic J [...] Read full article: Behind Andrew Cuomo’s stall on slashing ...→

Group of economists push for tax hikes to balance Massachusetts state budget

Group of economists push for tax hikes to balance Massachusetts state budget

A group of 91 Massachusetts economists are calling on Gov. Charlie Baker and legislative leaders to raise personal income and corporate taxes amid projected ma [...] Read full article: Group of economists push for tax hikes t...→

How Illinois Summer Camps Plan to Operate Under New Guidelines

How Illinois Summer Camps Plan to Operate Under New Guidelines

The sights of summer camp will look different in Illinois in the coming weeks as the state continues taking steps to prevent the spread of the coronavirus.  St [...] Read full article: How Illinois Summer Camps Plan to Operat...→

Reopening Plan Announced for Illinois DMVs Beginning in June

Reopening Plan Announced for Illinois DMVs Beginning in June

Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White announced a reopening plan for driver services facilities beginning June 1. Under the plan, the facilities will focus o [...] Read full article: Reopening Plan Announced for Illinois DM...→

Judge: Illinois federal courts will look 'quite different'

Judge: Illinois federal courts will look 'quite different'

The chief judge of federal courts in Northern Illinois says things will look 'œquite different' as some operations resume at courthouses in Chicago and Rockfo [...] Read full article: Judge: Illinois federal courts will look...→

State Budget That Depends On Federal Help, Other Pieces Of Legislation Now Await Gov. Pritzker's Signature

State Budget That Depends On Federal Help, Other Pieces Of Legislation Now Await Gov. Pritzker's Signature

Illinois state lawmakers were back home in their districts for the holiday Monday, after a whirlwind of a special session in Springfield. Two of the winners af [...] Read full article: State Budget That Depends On Federal Hel...→

Illinois Lawmakers Pass $40 Billion Budget, Includes Money For COVID-19

Illinois Lawmakers Pass $40 Billion Budget, Includes Money For COVID-19

Federal funding will play a key role in the new $40 billion Illinois budget passed this weekend by lawmakers. Read full article: Illinois Lawmakers Pass $40 Billion Budg...→

Gov. Pritzker Announces Guidelines For Safe Reopening Of Businesses Under Phase 3 Of Restore Illinois Plan

Gov. Pritzker Announces Guidelines For Safe Reopening Of Businesses Under Phase 3 Of Restore Illinois Plan

Illinois Gov. JB Pritzker on Sunday released industry-specific guidelines to allow for the safe reopening of businesses, as the state moves toward entering Pha [...] Read full article: Gov. Pritzker Announces Guidelines For S...→

Illinois Legislators Pass $40 Billion State Budget, Chicago Casino Measure

Illinois Legislators Pass $40 Billion State Budget, Chicago Casino Measure

Illinois state lawmakers this weekend approved an approximately $40 billion state budget that largely maintains spending, along with a plan to push forward a C [...] Read full article: Illinois Legislators Pass $40 Billion St...→

Illinois lawmakers pass $40B budget, Chicago casino measure

Illinois lawmakers pass $40B budget, Chicago casino measure

Illinois lawmakers have approved a $40 billion state budget and a plan to address tax rates for a casino expansion during a whirlwind special session held amid [...] Read full article: Illinois lawmakers pass $40B budget, Chi...→

Youth sports coalition seeks federal aid due to COVID-19

Youth sports coalition seeks federal aid due to COVID-19

The leaders of the coalition are trumpeting the importance of youth sports and sounding the alarm about the future of their organizations in correspondence wit [...] Read full article: Youth sports coalition seeks federal aid...→

Illinois Senate approves $42.8 billion budget that relies heavily on borrowing

Illinois Senate approves $42.8 billion budget that relies heavily on borrowing

The Illinois Senate early Sunday morning passed a budget package authorizing $42.8 billion in general revenue spending next year, although much of that remains [...] Read full article: Illinois Senate approves $42.8 billion b...→

Illinois Lawmakers Approve $40 Billion Budget, Send Measure to Pritzker’s Desk

Illinois Lawmakers Approve $40 Billion Budget, Send Measure to Pritzker’s Desk

The Illinois legislature passed a $40 billion state budget early Sunday morning that relies heavily on federal funding. The Chicago Tribune reported the spendi [...] Read full article: Illinois Lawmakers Approve $40 Billion B...→

Illinois budget plan needs $6B in federal aid to balance

Illinois budget plan needs $6B in federal aid to balance

The Illinois House is poised to consider a $42.64 billion operating budget for next year, a 6.8% increase over current spending Read full article: Illinois budget plan needs $6B in federa...→

With Firefighters' Jobs Being Expanded During Pandemic, Federal Officials Outline Plan To Keep Them Funded

With Firefighters' Jobs Being Expanded During Pandemic, Federal Officials Outline Plan To Keep Them Funded

Acting Homeland Security Secretary Chad Wolf was in Fort Worth to talk about a plan to help cities afford to keep their firefighters as their jobs get tougher [...] Read full article: With Firefighters' Jobs Being Expanded D...→

India's central bank cuts lending rate to 4% to aid economy

India’s central bank on Friday cut its key interest rate to 4% to counter the blow to the economy from the coronavirus pandemic and a lockdown meant to contain [...] Read full article: India's central bank cuts lending rate t...→

Feds: Man lied to try to get $20M in federal coronavirus aid

Feds: Man lied to try to get $20M in federal coronavirus aid

A Chinese man who tried to get $20 million in federal aid for distressed businesses affected by the coronavirus created two bogus businesses Read full article: Feds: Man lied to try to get $20M in fed...→

Illinois attorney general has lawsuit challenging Pritzker’s stay-at-home coronavirus order moved to federal court

Illinois attorney general has lawsuit challenging Pritzker’s stay-at-home coronavirus order moved to federal court

After losing an initial ruling in state court, the Illinois attorney general’s office Thursday moved to federal court a lawsuit challenging the validity of the [...] Read full article: Illinois attorney general has lawsuit ch...→

Minnesota’s county and city governments wonder when more federal coronavirus aid will come | MinnPost

With revenues drying up and expenses mounting, officials say they need more help from Congress to continue serving residents. Read full article: Minnesota’s county and city governments ...→

Gov. Whitmer asks President Trump for federal emergency declaration, aid for Midland County

Gov. Whitmer asks President Trump for federal emergency declaration, aid for Midland County

LANSING (WXYZ) — Gov. Gretchen Whitmer sent a letter to President Donald Trump Wednesday, requesting federal aid in response to the devastating flooding in Mid [...] Read full article: Gov. Whitmer asks President Trump for fe...→

Phase 3: The Changes Announced Wednesday to Illinois’ Reopening Plan

Phase 3: The Changes Announced Wednesday to Illinois’ Reopening Plan

As Illinois moves closer to the end of May, Gov. J.B. Pritzker announced a series of revisions to the state’s phased reopening plan. The biggest changes will i [...] Read full article: Phase 3: The Changes Announced Wednesday...→

All State Parks to Reopen, Restrictions on Boating, Golf to Ease in Phase Three of ‘Restore Illinois’ Plan

All State Parks to Reopen, Restrictions on Boating, Golf to Ease in Phase Three of ‘Restore Illinois’ Plan

With the state on pace to move forward into Phase Three of the “Restore Illinois” plan, Gov. J.B. Pritzker announced an easing of restrictions on many outdoor [...] Read full article: All State Parks to Reopen, Restrictions ...→

Illinois Legislature meets to OK budget under COVID-19 cloud

Illinois Legislature meets to OK budget under COVID-19 cloud

The Illinois General Assembly will convene in Springfield Wednesday for the first time in 10 weeks, hoping to complete a spring-session's worth of work in thre [...] Read full article: Illinois Legislature meets to OK budget ...→

Metro gets $876M in federal funding through coronavirus aid package | WTOP

WMATA will be getting a boost to the tune of $876 million in federal funding, a Democratic delegation from Maryland announced Monday. Read full article: Metro gets $876M in federal funding thro...→

Colorado lawmakers slash $493 million from higher education, but blow will be softened by federal coronavirus aid

Colorado lawmakers slash $493 million from higher education, but blow will be softened by federal coronavirus aid

Colorado’s Joint Budget Committee slashed $493 million from next year’s higher education budget, a massive 58% cut from this year’s funding levels by lawmakers [...] Read full article: Colorado lawmakers slash $493 million fr...→

Federal Justice Department Head Says California Reopening Plan Discriminates Against Churches

Federal Justice Department Head Says California Reopening Plan Discriminates Against Churches

The head of the federal Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division told Gov. Gavin Newsom Tuesday that his plan to reopen California discriminates against chur [...] Read full article: Federal Justice Department Head Says Cal...→