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Lawmakers Join Drive to Cut Wasteful Tax Expenditures

Date: 
04/19/2013
WICS-TV: Coalition Pushes for Tax Loophole Closures

Backing legislation to eliminate wasteful tax expenditures in the FY2014 budget, more than a dozen state senators and representatives joined with Citizen Action/Illinois and other members of the Responsible Budget Coalition at an April 18 state Capitol news conference. 

Senate Committee Examines Corporate Tax Loopholes

Date: 
04/05/2013

From The Alton Daily News:

Senate Committee Looks at Loopholes

By Nick Gale, 4/5/13

CA/IL Co-Director Lynda DeLaforgue Joins Panel on Part-Time Workers' Struggles

Date: 
03/27/2013

From progressillinois.com:

Labor Advocates Hold Hearing To Address Part-Time Workers' Economic Struggles

by Ellyn Fortino
Tuesday March 26th, 2013

Citizen Action/Illinois and IARA Join with Federal Employees at Chicago Rally to Stop the Sequester

Date: 
03/21/2013

Citizen Action/Illinois and IARA Join with Federal Employees at Chicago Rally to Stop the Sequester

Sequester Cuts will Severely Impact Government Services to Public

Carolers urge Johnson to take a stance on fiscal cliff

Date: 
12/14/2012

From The News-Gazette:

Thu, 12/13/2012 - 5:14pm | Michael Kiser

Photo by John Dixon, The News-Gazette

Traditional holiday music had a political twist to it on Thursday at a local Congressman's office as lawmakers in Washington continue to try and reach a deal on the fiscal cliff.

Rep. Schakowsky, Local Leaders Call on Congress to End Bush Tax Cuts

Date: 
12/07/2012

Chicago, IL- Calling on Congress to end the Bush Tax Cuts for those making over $250K annually, Citizen Action/IL held a telephone conference featuring Rep. Jan Schakowsky on Saturday, December 1.  During the call a small business owner, senior citizen, home health care worker, teacher and front line organization discussed the impact the fiscal cliff and tax parity will have on their families and businesses.

In Springfield, no solutions

Date: 
06/04/2012

From Community Media Workshop:

In Springfield, no solutions

by Curtis Black

June 3, 2012

Sad to say, nothing they’re doing or talking about in the General Assembly will have a significant impact on the state’s chronic budget crisis.

Not draconian Medicaid cuts, not possible pension cuts or casino expansions.  The legislature is barking up the wrong trees, and doing it over and over.

Crowds Protest Paul Ryan's Budget Plan

Date: 
05/31/2012

From mysuburbanlife.com:

Rep. Paul Ryan speaks at luncheon as people protest budget proposal

By Sarah Small, ssmall@mysuburbanlife.com

Suburban Life Publications

May 27, 2012 

Wisconsin gov. tells Illinois business leaders to reign in public-sector unions; Illinois working families say "Go home!"

Date: 
04/18/2012

From stltoday.com:

Wisconsin governor tells Illinois business leaders to reign in public-sector unions

BY KEVIN McDERMOTT • kmcdermott@post-dispatch.com

Wednesday, April 18, 2012 12:05 am