Friday Mar 7
Should IL borrow $100M for Obama library?
Some of Illinois's political leaders want to borrow $100 million to build President Barack Obama's Library in Chicago.
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Thu Mar 06, 2014
Tony's Kansas City
Newspaper Keeps Pushing Hopeless Rep. Paul Davis Over Brownback
Newspaper: Democratic gubernatorial candidate offers few specifics, but rips Brownback AP Fact Check reveals that the during the biggest political uprising in Kansas, Rep. Paul Davis was nowhere to be found: Gay-rights group criticizes House Democrat's tepid response to bill It other words .
Camp Suggests Separating Education Tax Change From Revamp
House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Dave Camp signaled that he might break off a piece of the U.S. tax code revamp he outlined last week and try to advance it separately.
Tue Mar 04, 2014
Camp's Plan to Consolidate Higher Education Tax Incentives
The comprehensive tax reform plan recently released by House Ways & Means Committee Chair Dave Camp contains a noteworthy proposal to reform tax benefits for higher education.
Wed Feb 26, 2014
Congressman Wants To Shorten Sentences
An Illinois congressman is looking for ways to shorten prison sentences for federal inmates.
The Glittering Eye
Putting the Ship of State in Dry Dock
As the due date for federal personal income taxes approaches, taxes seem to be very much on many people's minds today.
Tue Feb 25, 2014
Wall Street Journal
Dave Camp: How to Fix Our Appalling Tax Code
There have been so many changes to the tax code over the past decade that it is now 10 times the size of the Bible, but with none of the Good News.
Give Blagojevich, other federal inmates chance to...
U.S. Rep. Danny Davis, D-Ill., wants Congress to give federal inmates a chance to shorten their sentences - and thinks imprisoned former Gov. Rod Blagojevich who is serving 14 years in prison should qualify.
Sat Feb 22, 2014
Tony's Kansas City
Conspiracy: Blaming Gov. Brownback For Disappointing Stance From...
"Kansas Democrat Paul Davis voted against the bill, but he did so very quietly so as not to alienate moderate and conservative Kansas Democrats.
Charter school's religious affiliation raises questions
The students would arrive in the morning, eat breakfast and go to class. It would be a regular school day with lots of technology used in instruction.
Tue Feb 18, 2014
Is Cook County Board candidate Richard Boykin living...
A congressional staffer turned lobbyist who is running for the Cook County Board collected tax breaks on properties in two counties, a potential violation of state law that his opponents say raises questions about whether he lives in the district that he hopes to represent.
Can Rhode Island Lead the Way on Guns?
In early February, Providence mayoral candidate Brett Smiley, who is running in the Democratic primary but currently holds no elected position, submitted a bill to the Rhode Island General Assembly with the help of State Senator Gayle Goldin and State Representative Maria Cimini that, if passed, would impose a ten percent sales tax on all guns and ... (more)
Tue Feb 11, 2014
2014 Farm Bill gave Illinois candy producers no Valentines gift
After four years of debate and wrangling the 2014 Farm Bill was signed into law last week.
Sun Feb 09, 2014
Rep. Davis, Sen. Kirk Claim Sugar Subsidies Costing Illinois Jobs
The recently passed Farm Bill left the U.S sugar subsidy program intact and two local lawmakers say that's costing Illinois jobs, reports WBBM's Veronica Carter.