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Education Desk: The fight for school funding, NPR (June 6, 2016)

Newsviews: State budget, ABC 7 (June 5, 2016)

Lawmakers deal Rauner blow, override veto of Chicago pension bill, Chicago Tribune (May 30, 2016)

State Senator Matt Murphy on GOP robocalls: "If you ignore politics Mike Madigan will steamroll you, WGN (May 27, 2016)

On with "Big John Howell," WLS Radio (May 26, 2016)

Debate intensifies over 10-year teachers contract in Palatine, Chicago Tribune (May 17, 2016)

Taxpayers criticize school board about unusual, 10-year teacher contract, Chicago Tribune (May 12, 2016)

Future murky for rewrite of school funding law, The News-Gazette (May 11, 2016)

Illinois Senate passes school funding funding bill, but prospects are uncertain, Chicago Tribune (May 11, 2016)

Lawmakers warn suburbs will lose in school funding plan OK'd by Senate, Daily Herald (May 10, 2016)

Oh, it's on!, Chicago Tribune (May 9, 2016)

Suburban lawmaker rips Chicago for schools that are 'adult employment centers,' Chicago Tribune (May 9, 2016)

State Sen. Matt Murphy shares frustration over budget impasse at Arlington Heights town hall meeting, Chicago Tribune (April 27, 2016)

Senate approves legislative remap amendment, but not one to eliminate lieutenant governor's office, The State Journal-Register (April 21, 2016) 

Cullerton backs away from proposal to tax Illinois drivers by the mile, Illinois Policy (April 17, 2016)

Tax Illinois driver by the mile?, Daily Herald (April 12, 2016)

Governor says K-12 education funding shouldn't be held hostage by formula reform effort, Illinois News Network (April 7, 2016)

Continually Ignore History, The Herald-News (March 23, 2016)

Arbitration bill heads to Governor, Alton Daily News (March 4, 2016) 

Lawmakers try again to blunt Bruce Rauner's power in union negotiations, Reboot Illinois (March 3, 2016)

Illinois Senate OKs another blinding arbitration bill, Rauner still opposed, The State Journal-Register (March 3, 2016) 

Illinois Senate to vote on union arbitration measure, The State Journal-Register (March 2, 2016) 

Illinois Democrats are hiding behind warm, fuzzy policy-but it's still politics, Crain's Chicago Business (February 4, 2016) 

 School choice advocates share their views, Chicago Tribune (February 2, 2016)

President Obama to address Illinois legislature amid budget impasse, ABC 7 News (January 29, 2016)

Illinois GOP calls Democrats' college spending bill a hoax, St. Louis Post-Dispatch (January 28, 2016) 

Governor Rauner delivers State of the State Address, WGN (January 27, 2016).

Rauner: Help poor schools but don't cut from others, Daily Herald (January 27, 2016) 

Murphy backs creation of Illinois Department of Innovation and Technology, Chicago Tribune (January 26, 2016)

Cullerton strikes deal with Rauner, Chicago Tonight (January 25, 2016). 

Local Municipalities to receive tax dollars after appropriations bill passed in Springfield, WSPY News (Dec. 9, 2015) 

Rauner signs bill to free up gas tax, lottery money, Chicago Tribune (Dec. 7, 2015) 

Gov. Rauner signs bills that release billions of dollars to local governments, Journal Star (Dec. 7, 2015) 

Gov. Rauner OKs bill to send billions to local governments, pay lottery winners, State Journal-Register (Dec. 7, 2015) 

Showdown or stare-down? Rauner, Madigan to meet on budget, Daily Herald (November 29, 2015) 

Palatine township honors two Air Force families with Blue Star Banner, Chicago Tribune (November 9, 2015)

Rauner gets GOP support after former governors' criticisms, The Daily Herald (October 20, 2015)

Rozner, Harper chief among those honored for work against domestic violence, The Daily Herald (October 16, 2015)

Payment to state employees' medical providers may stop, Illinois News Network (September 15, 2015)

Illinois Senate passes nearly $4 billion spending plan, Suburban Life (September 11, 2015)

Illinois Senate Democrats approve spending nearly $4 billion; lottery winners to be paid, Reboot Illinois (September 10, 2015)

Sen. Murphy sets recycling day Sept. 12 in Arlington Heights, Daily Herald (September 1, 2015)

Four questions about the week's big heroin vote answered, Daily Herald (September 1, 2015)

Budget consultant may get second contract extension from Rauner administration, State-Journal Registrar (August 27, 2015)

Crime victims' rights advocates thank Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner for signing House Bill 1121, Riverbend (August 21, 2015)

Senate OKs college tuition assistance, Bloomington Pantagraph (August 20, 2015)

Senate Democrats ignore Rauner, override veto on bill to avert lockout, strike, Chicago Tribune (August 20, 2015)

Senate nixes Rauner veto of union measure, Journal Gazette & Times-Courier (August 19, 2015)

Senate dumps Rauner veto of union measures, Bloomington Pantagraph (August 19, 2015)

Should downstate, suburban schools pay for their pensions?, WTTW (August 13, 2015)

Plan to release federal money stalls in IL budget battle, ABC7 (August 11, 2015)

As governor announces closures, bipartisan panel can act in advisory role, Peoria Journal Star (August 9, 2015)

State budget stalemate: week three, Chicago Tonight (July 20, 2015)

Illinois Senate give final not to one-month state budget, Dispatch Times (July 17, 2015)

Property tax compromise fails to pass the Senate, Northern Public Radio (July 16, 2015)

Senate sends emergency budget to Rauner, who vows to kill it, Reboot Illinois (July 16, 2015)

Temporary budget, likely doomed, goes to Illinois governor, St. Louis Post-Dispatch (July 15, 2015) 

Emergency budget proposal returns to IL Senate for vote, Chicago Tonight (July 13, 2015)

Rick Pearson and Senator Murphy discuss the budget showdown in Springfield, WGN Radio (June 30, 2015)

Shutdown looms due to state budget stalemate, ABC 7 (June 29, 2015)

Rauner OK's 2016 school funding: break in budget stalemate or last movie before dig-in?, Reboot Illinois (June 25, 2015).

State Senate Republican busy in districts during recess, DuPage Policy Journal (June 22, 2015)

State Senate looks at college affordability, Rock River Times (June 18, 2015)

Time for all lawmakers to come together to challenge the Illinois status quo, Reboot Illinois (June 10, 2015)

Property tax freeze hearing in Senate Committee of the Whole, The Rock River Times (June 9, 2015)

Senate Bill 777, moves to Governor's desk, Illinois News Network (June 2, 2015)

No strike, no lockout bill clears Illinois Senate, My Suburban Life (June 1, 2015)

Chicago pension measure clears state legislature, Progress Illinois (June 1, 2015)

Property tax freeze fails to advance out of committee, Illinois News Network (May 29, 2015)

Illinois Democrats advance budget despite deficit, Peoria Public Radio (May 28, 2015)

Illinois Senate rejects Rauner's priorities, advances budget, State Journal-Register (May 27, 2015)

Illinois Democrats push ahead with budget that's $3 billion short, Chicago Tribune (May 26, 2015)

Senator Murphy to host Arlington Heights town hall on June 3, Chicago Tribune Community (May 20, 2015)

Senate votes to restore human service cuts, The Telegraph (April 23, 2015)

Budgeting a new direction for Illinois, Reboot Illinois (April 12, 2015)

Business-friendly legislators recognized in Oak Brook,Suburban Life (March 19, 2015)

Sen. Stadelman says Democrats need to take lead on budget shortfall, MyStateline.com (March 5, 2015)

Palatine attorney addresses Illinois Senate on new law, Chicago Tribune (February 26, 2015)

Proposed Legislation in Illinois would allow home health care workers to transport scheduled narcotics, Home Care Daily (February 26, 2015)

Murphy legislation authorizes home health care nurses to transport controlled substances, Chicago Tribune (February 20, 2015)

State Senator Matt Murphy joins the show, WLS 890 AM (February 19, 2015)

National school choice week coming to a close, State Senator files voucher bill, Illinois News Network (January 31, 2015)

Speakers lined up for Palatine GOP meeting, Journal and Topics Newspaper (January 25, 2015)

Murphy, Morrison and Brooks to speak at Republican township meeting, Chicago Tribune (January 23, 2015)

What Bruce Rauner can do without the legislature, Daily Herald (January 18, 2015)

Rose part of GOP leadership in Springfield, The News-Gazette (January 16, 2015)

Brady, Sullivan chosen for Illinois Senate leadership positions, State Journal-Registrar (January 15, 2015)

Rauner builds relationships with lawmakers ahead of inauguration, Daily Herald (January 11, 2015)

Quinn changes election rules days before leaving office, Daily Herald (January 10, 2015)

Talk Resumes About Combining Offices, Alton Daily News (January 10, 2015)

Lawmakers approve comptroller special election, Herald & Review (January 9, 2015)

Democrats, Rauner clashing already, Daily Herald (January 8, 2015)

Illinois lawmakers approve special comptroller election in 2016, WGN TV (January 8, 2015)

Illinois lawmakers quickly approve special comptroller election in 2016, Chicago Tribune, (January 8, 2015)

Democrats pass special-election bill — Republicans cry 'power grab,Chicago Sun Times (January 8, 2015)

'Naked power play' or democracy: Legislators OK '16 vote for comptroller, The News Gazette (January 8, 2015)

Special election for comptroller gets legislative approval, State Journal-Register (January 8, 2015)

Illinois General Assembly OKs special election legislation, ABC 7, (January 8, 2015)

Special election for comptroller moving closer to reality, Chicago Sun Times (January 8, 2015)

Bill proposes merging Illinois treasurer, comptroller offices, Northwest Herald (January 7, 2015)

New comptroller supports old ideas, ABC 20 (January 7, 2015)

Already Talking About Comptroller Merge, Alton Daily News (January 7, 2015)

Renewed Efforts To Merge Offices Of Comptroller And Treasurer, Northern Public Radio (January 7, 2015)

Gov. Quinn talks past 6 years in office, future plans at City Club of Chicago, ABC 7 (January 6, 2015)

State senators promote legislation to combine comptroller, treasurer offices, Chicago Sun Times (January 6, 2015)

Consolidate two offices now; bill would make new comptroller the last one, Illinois News Network (January 6, 2015)

Average household in Kankakee County to get $17.88 a week after income tax hike expires tonight, The Daily Journal (December 31, 2014)

Topinka's death renews talk of merging offices, Pantagraph (December 29, 2014)

Soon you'll see more in your paycheck, Daily Herald (December 29, 2014)

Possible Elimination of Comptroller Office, ABC News Channel 20, (December 23, 2014)

Jerry Stermer appointed Ill. comptroller by Gov. Quinn, ABC 7 News (December 19, 2014)

State Lawmakers To Propose Merging Offices Of Treasure, Comptroller, CBS Chicago (December 16, 2014)

After appointees, Madigan advocates 2016 vote on comptroller,ABC News (December 15, 2014) 

Altered Illinois minimum wage proposal: $10 starting in July, State Journal Registrar (November 19, 2014)

Push for minimum wage increase renewed in Illinois, Quad City Times (November 19, 2014)