Real State of the State

By illinoispolicy
JOBS AND GROWTH Illinois has the third-highest unemployment rate in the nation  More than 1 million Illinoisans are unemployed or underemployed Illinois is projected to be dead last in jobs growth in 2014 78,713 Illinoisans have given up and left the workforce since Dec. 2012 Illinois paid out $266M in improper unemployment insurance payments Illinois...

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Gov. Quinn’s past State of the State addresses vs. reality

By Donovan Griffith
This Wednesday, Gov. Pat Quinn will take the pulpit in front of the Illinois General Assembly and give his annual State of the State address. The speech, which is given annually by the standing governor, is an opportunity for the governor to give his view on the condition of the state, and how they envision...

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PRESS RELEASE: Governor fails to lead on Illinois’ most pressing issues

MEDIA ALERT from the ILLINOIS POLICY INSTITUTE MEDIA CONTACT: Diana Rickert or (312) 607-4977   Illinois Policy Institute statement on “State of the State” address: Governor fails to lead on Illinois’ most pressing issues In Chicago: CEO John Tillman, VP of Policy Ted Dabrowski In Springfield: Executive VP Kristina RasmussenNews outlets: For video with...

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