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Oct

2017

In a switch, GOP deserts its budget-cutting mantra

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The Republican Party has largely abandoned its platform of fiscal restraint, pivoting sharply in a way that could add trillions of dollars in federal debt over the next decade. 

Cutting spending to balance the budget was almost religion to the Republican Party for much of the past eight years. But all year long, despite their control of the White House and Congress, Republicans have not taken steps to balance the budget, to overhaul entitlement programs such as Medicare and Medicaid, or to arrest the growth of the country’s $20 trillion in debt.

With the House passing a critical budget resolution this past week, GOP lawmakers are charging forward next week with plans to cut taxes in a way that could add more than $1.5 trillion to the government’s debt over 10 years, with the goal of legislation by early next month. That is on top of an effort to significantly increase military spending. White House officials say their focus is on growing the economy now and dealing with the debt later.

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23

Sep

2017

County Executive Larry Walsh proposes $551 million budget for Will County

Author: Editor

Will County Executive Larry Walsh proposed a balanced $551 million budget, a lower property tax rate and further consolidation of government services in 2018, in his annual budget address during Thursday's county board meeting.

It reflects flat revenues, the reduction of $2.4 million in state funds, and an increase of $300,000 for salaries but not the added costs of a new five-year bargaining agreement with the 750 employees in the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees Local 1028, which was approved at this meeting, according to the executive. 

The new contract is expected to the cost an additional $2.2 million in its first year, which is spread across all county departments, Walsh said later.

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17

Sep

2017

Will County freight plan balances growth, livability, officials say

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By its very title, the Will County Community Friendly Freight Mobility Plan sounds like an "oxymoron," but the 238-page document does attempt to balance the needs of economic development with residents' quality of life, officials said.

The final draft of the long-awaited plan was presented to the county board's Executive Committee Thursday, and may be formally approved by the full board at its meeting this Thursday.

 

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6

Sep

2017

Will County Democratic Central Committee Meeting

Author: Editor

Wednesday, September 13th, 2017

7:00 pm

Knights of Columbus Hall

100 129th Infantry Dr, Joliet, IL 60436


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26

Jan

2017

Senator Durbin to Endorse Linda Chapa LaVia

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Saturday, January 28, 2017 

at 10:15 AM

Linda for Aurora HQ -- 17 N. Broadway, Aurora, IL

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