Friday, May 29, 2020

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Pritzker Wilts Hours Before United States Supreme Court Review, Double-Talks About-Face on Churches – Wirepoints

Was it because his “science and data” somehow changed? Or was it because he feared having his vast emergency powers challenged in the United States Supreme Court?

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Illinois government jobs protected, private sector jobs decimated during COVID-19 shutdown – Wirepoints

Two months and more than 800,000 lost jobs later, we now know which job sectors are shutdown's biggest losers. The least impacted sector in Illinois? State government. 

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Illinois’ COVID-19 crisis: Daily data update for May 29th, 2020 – Wirepoints

Daily COVID-19 data update for May 29th.

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Questions Illinois Reporters Should Ask Governor Pritzker and Dr. Ezike – Wirepoints

And they need to start demanding answers.

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No cuts, record spending, and hoping for a bailout. Eight things you need to know about Illinois’ 2021 budget. – Wirepoints

The Illinois General Assembly has finally passed an emergency budget for 2021  Tax revenues have taken a severe hit due to the impact of the shutdown in response to COVID-19, yet that hasn’t stopped lawmakers’ spending priorities. The state will spend a record $42.9 billion while bringing in just $36.8 billion. 

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