Rainbow PUSH – Transportation Workshop – Part 2

State Representative Al Riley moderated a Transportation Panel at the Rainbow PUSH – 43rd Annual International Convention in Chicago.  In the last half hour of the workshop, panelists discussed federal transportation policy, working with community colleges to create training programs for individuals to enter the manufacturing workforce, and transit oriented…

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Rainbow PUSH – Transportation Workshop – Part 1

State Representative Al Riley moderated a Transportation Panel at the Rainbow PUSH – 43rd Annual International Convention in Chicago.  In the first hour, panelists discussed the role of manufacturing in mass transit, high speed rail and public private partnerships for transit expansion.  This video is uploaded with permission from Rainbow…

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Center for Tax and Budget Accountability Issues Brief

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The Pending FY2016 Fiscal Cliff Below is an overview of the fiscal challenges facing the next General Assembly and Governor-elect Bruce Rauner in crafting a General Fund budget for Fiscal Year 2016. Assuming no tax policy changes, if spending on services in FY2016 is held constant in nominal, non-inflation adjusted…

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Illiana Corridor Project Receives Federal Approval – FHWA Signs the Tier Two Record of Decision, Marks End of Planning Phase

The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) signed the Illiana Corridor Tier Two Record of Decision, marking the completion of the project’s environmental planning phase. With the issuance of the Record of Decision, the FHWA supports the transportation need for the project, approves the analysis of its environmental impacts, as well as…

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