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The Majority Report 05/24/15 - Perks, reality, possession

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Report details compensation abuses, administrative bloat at state colleges and universities: Cunningham

Report details compensation abuses, administrative bloat at state colleges and universities: CunninghamMonths of work by members of the media and the Illinois General Assembly have culminated in a special report detailing costly administrative practices at our state's public universities and community colleges. The report brings to light growing administrative costs and generous executive compensation packages that have helped fuel tuition increases for Illinois students."

This report found that many public colleges and universities have been too quick to award lavish benefits to their executives and increase the number of administrative employees they assign to non-instructional posts," State Senator Bill Cunningham said. "While these practices are never welcome, they are particularly troubling during difficult budgetary times and when college tuition rates have grown faster than any other expenses faced by middle class families."

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Making needs of the developmentally disabled a priority

Harmon: governor offers no solutions for working familiesIllinois Senate President Pro Tempore Don Harmon penned an op-ed challenging the governor to come to the negotiating table, back away from his corporate agenda and focus on helping middle-class families.

"I'm willing to work with the governor to balance the budget. What I won't do is dismantle the middle class, no matter what the governor threatens. The middle class is not a "special interest." The middle class is the key to a healthy, thriving Illinois."

You can read Harmon's op-ed here >

 

 

 


Senate passes Noland measure to decriminalize small amounts of marijuana

Senate passes Noland measure to decriminalize small amounts of marijuanaPossession of small amounts of cannabis, 15 grams or less, would be punishable by fines of no more than $125 under a proposed law the Illinois Senate approved this week.

"There has been much talk this year about criminal justice reform and being smarter on crime," said Senator Michael Noland (D-Elgin), the proposal's Senate sponsor. "With this measure the Senate and House take an important step in the right direction. The benefits we will see from this plan are innumerable. We can become smarter on enforcement of the law while saving judicial resources."

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Memorial Day

As you remember those who have given their lives in service to our nation, learn about the history of Memorial Day.

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