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Feb

2019

Illinois Senate proposes $15 minimum wage

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Business interests are suggesting ways to minimize the impact of increasing Illinois' minimum wage while Democrats in the Legislature rush to send a plan to Gov. J.B. Pritzker. 

The Senate Labor Committee heard a measure Wednesday to increase the minimum wage to $15 an hour. It has been $8.25 since 2010. Senate Majority Leader Kimberly Lightford hasn't fleshed out her proposal . But the Maywood Democrat says Pritzker wants to sign a law before he presents an annual budget in February.

 

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Jan

2019

JB Pritzker sworn in as 43rd governor of Illinois

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JB Pritzker became the new governor of Illinois Monday.

The billionaire businessman comes to power with Democratic majorities backing him in both the state house and senate.

 Pritzker ushered in his administration with talk of hope and kindness and promise to get things done for the people, as well as the need to work together to deal with the challenges facing Illinois.

 

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Dec

2018

Republicans seek optimism, lawmakers search for normalcy as Democratic regime prepares to take control of state government

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Gov.-elect J.B. Pritzker and his wife, M.K., played dinner hosts at their North Astor Street mansion for Illinois’ four legislative leaders and their spouses in early December, a rare bipartisan convening that belies the current political norm of hyperpartisanship.

“Everybody had a good time. We stayed longer, I think, than everybody had planned and it was a great conversation,” the Democratic governor-elect said.

“We had kind of chicken, meat and potatoes. It was a fairly normal dinner, you might imagine, at our home. And, actually we talked about almost everything except politics,” he said.

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Sep

2016

NYT: HILLARY CLINTON FOR PRESIDENT

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In any normal election year, we’d compare the two presidential candidates side by side on the issues. But this is not a normal election year. A comparison like that would be an empty exercise in a race where one candidate — our choice, Hillary Clinton — has a record of service and a raft of pragmatic ideas, and the other, Donald Trump, discloses nothing concrete about himself or his plans while promising the moon and offering the stars on layaway. (We will explain in a subsequent editorial why we believe Mr. Trump to be the worst nominee put forward by a major party in modern American history.)

But this endorsement would also be an empty exercise if it merely affirmed the choice of Clinton supporters. We’re aiming instead to persuade those of you who are hesitating to vote for Mrs. Clinton — because you are reluctant to vote for a Democrat, or for another Clinton, or for a candidate who might appear, on the surface, not to offer change from an establishment that seems indifferent and a political system that seems broken.

Running down the other guy won’t suffice to make that argument. The best case for Hillary Clinton cannot be, and is not, that she isn’t Donald Trump.

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Sep

2016

Memo to GOP: Forget your obstructionist policies. They backfired

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I met Tom Korologos in 1970. I was doing interviews for my dissertation on congressional staffs; he was the top staffer for Wallace Bennett, a veteran Republican senator from Utah. Tom not only granted me an interview but also gave me a ton of time and valuable insights. He knew and loved the Senate, knew and loved politics. He has had a remarkable career in Washington, serving several Republican presidents and also working as a top official with the provisional authority in Baghdad and as ambassador to Belgium. If you asked me to name veteran pols who understand how our government and politics work and should work, he would be high on the list.

That makes my disappointment with him even more painful. Korologos, along with former Ronald Reagan national security adviser Richard V. Allen, wrote an op-ed for The Post last week with advice for their fellow Republicans, headlined “Memo to GOP: Forget 2016. Start thinking 2018 and 2020.” The op-ed conceded the presidential contest to Hillary Clinton — and proceeded to give advice on how to combat the incoming president and regain the party’s mojo.

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