Exploring Menus and Pumping Up Negative Numbers
- Experts: A rainy-day fund for Illinois could mean stronger finances, ratings. Goldsmith, Steve // Bond Buyer;09/11/98, Vol. 325 Issue 30476, p6
Reports that Illinois could improve its financial condition by creating a state rainy-day fund according to fiscal experts. Saving of millions of dollars in interest payments; Better ratings for Illinois if it had a rainy-day fund; Barry Poulson's criticism against a House bill that would...
- State's deposits forfeited interest. // Crain's Chicago Business;6/26/95, Vol. 18 Issue 26, p1
Reports on the losses incurred by the state of Illinois from former Treasurer Pat Quinn's linked-deposit initiative program aimed at boosting economic development.
- Illinois compromise. Shields, Yvette // Bond Buyer;05/20/99, Vol. 328 Issue 30645, p1
Reports on the agreement of Illinois legislative leaders to Governor George Ryan's proposed $12 billion, five-year infrastructure spending program, including a $4.3 billion of debt sales by the state, on May 18, 1999. Changes made to Ryan's original proposal; Prospects for the accompanying...
- Start messing around with state's budgeting process. Nolan, James D. // Crain's Chicago Business;1/7/2002, Vol. 25 Issue 1, p11
Focuses on the problem about government budgeting in Illinois. Impact of the process on the lawmakers and the concept of democracy; Appeal of people to break the dictatorship of an oligarchy; Legislative manner of proposing and approving a government budget.
- Harris chairing House Appropriation/Human Services Committee. SOSIN, KATE // Windy City Times;2/6/2013, Vol. 28 Issue 18, p7
The article announces that Greg Harris was appointed chairman of the House Appropriation-Human Services Committee of the Illinois.
- Maryland, Illinois Hit Market as Atypical Yields Boost Demand. Albano, Christine // Bond Buyer;7/14/2003, Vol. 345 Issue 31676, p7
Focuses on plans of state governments of Maryland and Illinois to implant new debt into the market in July 2003, which includes $500 million general obligation credit offering of Maryland and $150 million sales-tax revenue offering of Illinois. Ratings assigned to the offerings by various...
- Illinois Legislators Finish Session By Passing $50B Fiscal 2002 Budget. Shields, Yvette // Bond Buyer;06/04/2001, Vol. 336 Issue 31152, p3
Reports on the $50 billion fiscal 2002 budget legislation passed by Illinois lawmakers as the complete their legislative session on June 1, 2001. Bond-financed expansion of Chicago's convention center and incentive package for Boeing Co.; Authorization given to the Metropolitan Pier &...
- Unpaid bills. Dunn, Jamey // Illinois Issues;Mar2010, Vol. 36 Issue 3, p17
The article discusses the impact of Illinois' inability or unwillingness to settle unpaid bills. Unpaid bills include Medicaid of Southern Illinois pharmacy owned by Tom Miller as well as schools throughout the state. It reports more than $3.5 billion backlogs which kept the state struggling to...
- Illinois Governor Outlines Possible Cuts As Budget Stalemate Continues. Shields, Yvette // Bond Buyer;6/25/2008, Vol. 364 Issue 32906, p28
The article reports on the $1.5 billion in possible budget cuts intended by Illinois Governor Rod R. Blagojevich if the U.S. House of Representatives fails to approve a revenue package by July 9, 2008. The revenue measures include authorization to capture about $530 million in revenues from...