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Illinois House passes rules giving Madigan extraordinary power – again

By Joe Tabor, Illinois Policy Institute | Jan 31, 2019

On Jan. 29 the Illinois House of Representatives voted on new House Rules, but none of the new rules addressed the unparalleled power the Speaker of the House is given over the legislative process.

Hog-tied: Illinois state law not equipped to address local governments’ pension problems

By Joe Tabor, Illinois Policy Institute | Jul 25, 2018

Avenues for state oversight for cities with financial difficulties have limited utility in the face of massive pension debt and have almost never been invoked since Springfield passed them into law in 1990.

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