• AFSCME threatening to reject contract

    by  • April 30, 2013 • 0 Comments

    The state’s largest employee union is threatening to dump the contract it just approved. According to Kurt Erickson, with the Quad City Times, the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees union, which represents more than 35,000 prison guards, social service workers and child welfare employees, said it is considering a new vote...

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    Madigan proposes Illinois pension changes

    by  • April 30, 2013 • 0 Comments

    Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan is proposing a comprehensive pension-reform package that caps the salary on which a pension can be based and limits annual cost-of-living increases. The Chicago Democrat filed an amendment Tuesday to legislation that got Senate approval last month. Madigan plans a House committee hearing Wednesday. The plan tweaks ideas proposed...

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    Luectefeld week in review

    by  • April 29, 2013 • 0 Comments

    The Illinois Senate approved more than 120 bills this week in anticipation of the April 25th deadline to move Senate bills to the Illinois House for review by lawmakers in that chamber. Increasing transparency of the state grant process was the focus of a legislative package overwhelmingly approved by the Senate, while a Senate...

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