Illinois budget 3.3.10
Illinois budget 3.3.10
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FRONT-PAGE GALLERY: Today’s front pages.
- LEGISLATURE: The House and Senate are in session, and we'll have news as it develops. Bureau.
- BRADY BUDGET: Senate Democrats move ahead with the first political ploy of the budget season by considering a budget plan supposedly advanced by likely GOP gubernatorial nominee Sen. Bill Brady to cut 10 percent of government spending. This likely will be used by Democrats to show how they see Brady's "plan" as unworkable. UPDATE PLANNED
- CITY PENSIONS: A new group dubbing itself Pension Fairness for Illinois Communities has a Capitol news conference to start a campaign of pressure on policymakers to give local governments more say in the pension plans that are stretching their budgets. UPDATE PLANNED.
- HAIR BRAIDERS: House committee approves breaks for hair braiders - The Health Care Licenses Committee voted 12-0 today to move House Bill 5783, sponsored by Chicago Democrat Rep. William Burns, to the House floor. The measure would require hair braiders to take 300 hours of training, including 70 classroom hours and 230 hours as an intern. But that would be a break from the current rules. UPDATE PLANNED.
POTLUCKS: Bring a dish and pull up a chair - Although potluck dinners — where everyone brings a dish to share — are held at churches, homes and workplaces nationwide, food historian Rae Katherine Eighmey says, “they’re an art form in the Midwest.” By Kathryn Rem.
BRITT CARTOON: Obama vs. the GOP.
ILLINI: LAST CHANCE: Illinois senior center Jenna Smith, the school's second-leading scorer all-time and the leading rebounder, gets one last chance this weekend to play her way into the NCAA Tournament. Smith's career has been hidden in a program mired in losing. By John Supinie. Moving by 6 p.m.
- With Big Ten women's tournament pairings.
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