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Another effort is underway to combine two elected statewide offices in Illinois. Tuesday two republicans, Jim Dodge who's running for state treasurer and Darlene Senger, candidate for comptroller, brought their campaigns to merge the offices to the Quad Cities.

Midwest Interstate Passenger Rail Commission

A member of the Illinois General Assmbly from the Quad Cities wants to help expand passenger rail service in this part of the country. State Representative Mike Halpin from Rock Island has just been appointed to the Midwest Interstate Passenger Rail Commission. 

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On Midwest Week, with just a couple weeks left in the spring session, what has the Illinois General Assembly accomplished so far.

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Illinois may help communities along the Mississippi River save their historic buildings. State representative Mike Halpin from Rock Island is sponsoring a bill to make tax credits available for rehabilitating historic structures.

The Rauner Budget

Feb 23, 2018
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On Midwest Week, a closer look at Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner's budget address, as he faces what could be a tough battle in the primary election.

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On Midwest Week, a very busy veto session is now over for the Illinois General Assembly. 

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On Midwest Week, for the first time in many, many years, Illinois has reformed its school funding formula, but it wasn't easy.

Now that the impasse over the Illinois state budget is over, a new impasse is over state funding for schools.

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Illinois now has its first state budget in two years, but it doesn't answer some important questions, like how k-12 schools will be funded.

Despite Thursday's approval of a state budget for Illinois, not every sector of state spending is finalized. And that includes elementary and secondary education.

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