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To Balance Budgets, Governors Seek Higher Education Cuts

Republican governors across the country are using education cuts to fill their budget shortfalls.

March 30, 2015
Ill. Gov. Pat Quinn and candidate Bruce Rauner laid out their plans to tackle Illinois' biggest issues at the Metropolitan Planning Council's Aug. 28, 2014 Annual Luncheon. Photos by Tricia Scully. (Metropolitan Planning Council via Flickr)

Reclaiming Our State Budgets

America isn’t broke — it’s just keeping too much of our wealth in too few pockets.

March 5, 2015
Secretary Arne Duncan meets with Governor Sam Brownback (R-Kan.) at the Capitol Building in Topeka, Kan., Sept. 18, 2012. (Official White House Photo by Chuck Kennedy)Secretary Arne Duncan meets with Governor Sam Brownback (R-Kan.) at the Capitol Building in Topeka, Kan., Sept. 18, 2012. (Official White House Photo by Chuck Kennedy)

In Some States, Tax Cut Promises Collide With Budget Realities

Many Republican governors may have to think twice about plans to slash taxes.

January 19, 2015

Judge Says Illinois Governor Elect’s Former Company Not Responsible For Nursing Home Fraud

Bruce Rauner isn’t joining the long tradition of Illinois governors in legal trouble (yet.)

December 17, 2014

Landmark State Pension Law Struck Down By Illinois Judge

Find out what this ruling means for organized labor.

November 21, 2014

Midterm Roundup: An Attack Ad From Beyond The Grave

Get all the latest news from the campaign trail.

September 24, 2014

WATCH: Quinn Welcomes Rauner To General Election With Minimum Wage Attack Ad

Just hours after billionaire venture capitalist Bruce Rauner won the Republican nomination for governor in Illinois, incumbent Democrat Pat Quinn welcomed him to the general election with a tough attack ad. The ad, which began airing in Chicago on Tuesday night, hits Rauner for suggesting that Illinois reduce its minimum wage: The ad shows Rauner […]

March 19, 2014

This Is Why The GOP Should Be Afraid Of The Minimum Wage In 2014

Illinois businessman Bruce Rauner, a top candidate for the Republican nomination for governor, demonstrated this week why Democrats are eager to use the minimum wage as a political cudgel in the 2014 midterm elections. On Tuesday, Rauner suggested reducing the state’s $8.25-per-hour minimum wage to the national level, a $1-per-hour reduction. “I will advocate moving the Illinois minimum wage […]

January 9, 2014