Politics & Government

Nonpartisan examination of the workings of state and national institutions, including legislatures, bureaucracy, and electoral systems

Health care reform and implications for Illinois

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Chapter 6 of The Illinois Report 2010

This report examines four features of health care reform bills under consideration in 2009, the shortcomings they were intended to address and the implications for businesses and residents in Illinois.


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The Illinois Public Agenda for College and Career Success

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  • Mrinalini C. Rao
  • Charles V. Evans

Chapter 5 of The Illinois Report 2010

This report examines the history of the Public Agenda for College and Career Success in Illinois, the plans for its implementation and other issues.


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Fiscal condition critical: The budget crisis in Illinois

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  • Nancy Hudspeth
  • Daniel P. McMillen

Chapter 2 of The Illinois Report 2010

This report examines Illinois' fiscal condition entering 2010 and presents first results from the Fiscal Futures Project budget forecasting model.


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Some implications of the 2008 election

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Chapter 12 of The Illinois Report 2009

This report examines three aspects of the 2008 general election that appear to have policy implications for Illinois and the nation.


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Emergency Preparedness in Illinois

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  • Patricia S. Rushing

Chapter 10 of The Illinois Report 2009

This report examines the state of Illinois' readiness to respond to terrorism, natural disaster or other calamity. 


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Illinois' fiscal future and the state's economy

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  • Daniel P. McMillen

Chapter 2 of The Illinois Report 2009

This report examines the continuing and projected fiscal problems facing Illinois entering 2009 and draws some links between the state's budget and the state's economy.


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Is there a Con-Con in Illinois future?

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  • James D. Nowlan
  • Samuel K. Gove
  • Richard J. Winkel

Chapter 10 of The Illinois Report 2008

This report examines the issues at play in the debate over whether to hold a constitutional convention in 2008.


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Deficient bridges in Illinois

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  • Drake Warren

Chapter 5 of The Illinois Report 2008

This report looks at the condition of Illinois' infrastructure, specifically bridges, at the beginning of 2008 in light of the tragic collapse of a highway bridge in Minneapolis-St. Paul in 2007.

 


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Illinois' fiscal future

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Chapter 1 of The Illinois Report 2008. 

This report summarizes Illinois' financial condition at the end of 2007 and the factors that contributed to that condition.


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The Illinois Report 2012

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  • Robert F. Rich
  • Matthew Hall
  • Jorge Chapa
  • Nancy Hudspeth
  • Bryan N. Becker
  • Benjamin Superfine
  • Mark A. Smylie
  • Marlon I. Cummings
  • Steven Tozer
  • Carolyn V. Nowinski
  • Lawrence B. Schook

The Illinois Report 2012 is an annual examination of critical issues facing the state of Illinois. For each of these issues, we examine the current status, draw comparisons with national and regional trends and offer some possible solutions. 


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