Why Irvine? For Edwards Lifesciences, it’s the city’s comprehensive business ecosystem

June 24, 2019 | Irvine Weekly

It’s no surprise to anyone here that Irvine is not only a fantastic place to live, but a fantastic place to work.

Lightfoot must pursue pension reform, reasonable labor contracts to fix Chicago’s budget

June 21, 2019 | Illinois Policy Institute

New Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot gets no honeymoon. Instead, she inherits daunting fiscal challenges without easy solutions.

The best and worst examples of pension oversight

June 20, 2019 | Illinois Patch

As of fiscal year 2017 the state of Illinois had $134.3 billion in unfunded pension benefits, up from $62.4 billion in 2009.

Illinois’ new budget is ‘most balanced’ in decades, Senate Minority Leader says

June 19, 2019 | The Neighbor (Illinois)

Senate Minority Leader Bill Brady said the new state budget was "as balanced as any budget" Illinois has adopted in decades, even though he voted against it.

Truth in Accounting: Pritzker’s budget ‘at least $4.9 billion out of balance’

June 19, 2019 | Prairie State Wire (Illinois)

TIA founder Sheila Weinberg views the new $40 billion state spending plan that Gov. J.B. Pritzker has touted as a “real balanced budget” in the same light as all the previous budgets that have long kept Illinois in the red.

Illinois last state in nation to file official budget report

June 18, 2019 | Daily Journal (Illinois)

Illinois is the only state in America that has yet to release its official report from fiscal year 2018 and state officials don’t yet know when it will be released.

 

Conservative coalition: Republican budget surpasses fiscally responsible limit, ignores key priorities

June 17, 2019 | The Hayride (Louisiana)

The budget “addresses the most pressing challenges faced by our state,” Abbott said in a prepared statement.

Not everyone is buying Pritzker’s claim of balanced budget

June 17, 2019 | The News-Gazette (Illinois)

New Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker has been crowing about his accomplishments during the recent legislative session, perhaps none more than his Svengali-like accomplishment passing what he calls a "balanced budget."

Illinois last state in nation to file official budget report

June 14, 2019 | Daily Journal (Illinois)

Illinois is the only state in America that has yet to release its official report from fiscal year 2018 and state officials don’t yet know when it will be released.

Texas’ bump in tax revenue masks long-term debt woes, researcher warns

June 14, 2019 | Tyler Morning Telegraph (Texas)

Truth in Accounting (TIA), a Chicago-based nonprofit that examines government finances, gave Texas a financial grade of “D” last fall in a national study.

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