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2011 Newsletters

  • July 2011 Newsletter

    Special Session and the Budget The General Assembly basically completed its work on time on May 31 – with one notable exception.  While the bulk of the annual operating budget of approximately $33.2 billion was agreed between the House and Senate, a $400 million dispute was left unresolved. Some Senators felt strongly that the revenue projection […]

  • June 2011 Newsletter

    End of Session Wrap-Up Every session has its own personality, but the session that concluded last Tuesday, May 31 seemed especially unique to me.  We achieved a balanced budget, concluded the redistricting process and passed long overdue reforms to the workers compensation system in Illinois that will enhance the business climate in Illinois. The Budget The […]

  • January/February 2011 Newsletter

    Budget Crisis in Illinois These are difficult times and the problems we face in state government have no easy or pleasant solutions. With apologies to those that already received this information, I wanted you to know why I supported the new revenues that passed the Illinois General Assembly in January. I recognize that the action […]

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