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Entries for February 2015

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Governor Bruce Rauner's first Budget Address touched on major cuts in programs, including slashing the Department of Natural Resources' budget by $18 million; meaning the Illinois Conservation Police would be slashed by a third.  His proposals will hurt working families in Illinois. 

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Transcript of Governor Bruce Rauner’s State of the State Address 

February 4, 2015 

Heavy on anti-union, anti-public employee rhetoric. . . .Light on any semblance of an actual plan to solve Illinois' fiscal situation. Blaming previous politicians, state workers, and unions is NOT a plan. 

 

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The Executive Board met on February 7th, 2015. This matter was discussed at length. In an effort to increase participation and continue sponsoring the Annual State Softball Tournament the following changes are effective immediately: units in good standing may assemble a team or teams made up of non-members of the Association, provided that all those participating are active sworn law enforcement officers, either full or part time, including state and local correctional officers.

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A Synopsis in Plain English
(Issued by the National Public Pension Coalition)

In 2012, the Government Accounting Standards Board (GASB) adopted a new set of guidelines that significantly impact how states and municipalities report their pension obligations. Those standards have the potential to make pension obligations look far more expensive.  

 

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