Illinois Coalition

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Name: Illinois Coalition
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Editorial: Stop raiding road fund before hiking fuel taxes

The state's five-year construction program is coming to an end and it's a good idea to devise another one to improve infrastructure and maintain construction jobs.But how to pay for that new program is a key part of the debate.The Transportation For Illinois ... [Published Pantagraph.com - 1 hour ago]
First reported 12 hours ago - Updated 12 hours ago - 1 reports

Guest view: We have to invest in state highways

I appreciate your interest in our coalition's efforts to invest in our transportation infrastructure in Illinois and want to respond to your criticism of our call for a meaningful way to fund much-needed investment in our roads, bridges and transit s ... [Published Belleville News Democrat - 12 hours ago]
First reported Apr 21 2014 - Updated Apr 21 2014 - 1 reports

State transportation funding boost needed for infrastructure

What drives the economy in Illinois? A better question is: What makes sure our economy can move forward every day? The answer is a strong infrastructure that includes roads, bridges, transit options and accompanying utilities.The 2014 American Society ... [Published Elgin Courier News - Apr 21 2014]
First reported Apr 18 2014 - Updated Apr 19 2014 - 2 reports

Ohio faith leaders, immigrant groups calls out Boehner to 'do the right thing'

Several immigration groups along with faith leaders in Ohio have rallied late Thursday to in the hopes of convincing House Speaker John Boehner to act upon the long overdue Immigration Bill, Springfield News-Sun said. Groups who have organized the rally ... [Published Lawyer Herald - Apr 19 2014]
First reported Apr 18 2014 - Updated Apr 18 2014 - 1 reports

Gas tax hike is nonstarter

There's a reason the group Transportation for Illinois Coalition is having trouble finding a state lawmaker to sponsor their tax ideas. The timing is terrible.The group is advocating for a 4-cent per gallon increase in the motor fuel tax, higher vehicle ... [Published Belleville News Democrat - Apr 18 2014]
First reported Apr 17 2014 - Updated Apr 17 2014 - 1 reports

Voice of The Southern: Forget about hiking gas tax

Drive into one of our nearby bordering states and it probably won’t take too long to notice the roads and bridges are in pretty good shape, whether you’re in Missouri, Kentucky or Indiana. High-mileage drivers who often travel outside our state contend ... [Published Southern Illinoisan - Apr 17 2014]
First reported Apr 16 2014 - Updated Apr 16 2014 - 1 reports

Illinois' strip club tax brings in skimpy revenue

April 16, 2014(AP) — Illinois officials say a strip club tax has generated less than 40 percent of the money that was expected when the surcharge was approved.The "pole tax" raised about $380,000 in 2013 — far less than the $1 million predicted when the ... [Published Crains ChicagoBusiness - Apr 16 2014]
First reported Apr 15 2014 - Updated Apr 15 2014 - 2 reports

Gas Station Owners Speak Out Against Proposed Gas Tax

Illinois gas prices are already among the highest in the nation and a new gas tax could force drivers to pay even more at the pump.  The Transportation for Illinois Coalition is asking lawmakers to increase the tax by four-cents-per-gallon because funding ... [Published Regional Daily News - Apr 15 2014]
First reported Apr 14 2014 - Updated Apr 15 2014 - 3 reports

Illinois gas station owners oppose fuel tax hike

A transportation advocacy group wants to hike the motor fuel tax by 4 cents a gallon as a way to fund a new statewide road-building program that would replace a $31 billion, five-year program expiring this year.The last time the motor fuel tax was increased ... [Published Northwest Herald - Apr 15 2014]
First reported Apr 14 2014 - Updated Apr 14 2014 - 2 reports

Gas station owners say gas tax would hurt consumers

SPRINGFIELD -- Illinois gas station owners say an increase in the state’s motor fuel tax would be bad for business and consumers.Responding to a proposal floated by a coalition of business and labor groups to raise the gas tax for road and bridge construction, ... [Published Journal Gazette and Times Courier - Apr 14 2014]
First reported Apr 02 2014 - Updated Apr 02 2014 - 2 reports

Driver in Lewis County school bus crash will not face disciplinary action, superintendent says

31 hurt in Lewis County school bus crash 31 hurt in Lewis County school bus crashUpdated: Wednesday, April 2 2014 1:50 PM EDT 2014-04-02 17:50:18 GMTBrenda Mallett joined her 10-year-old son, Drew, at Blessing Hospital in Quincy, Ill., early Tuesday night, ... [Published Quincy Herald-Whig - Apr 02 2014]
First reported Apr 01 2014 - Updated Apr 02 2014 - 6 reports

Illinois Group Pushes for Gas Tax Hike to Fund Road Repairs

It's been a topic of debate in Iowa for some time now: Should the state increase the gas tax to pay for road and bridge improvements?Now, the same question is being put to the legislature in Illinois.The Transportation for Illinois Coalition unveiled ... [Published KWQC - Apr 02 2014]

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"`The coalition understands paying more at the pump isn't easy," the statement said. ``But a modest four-cents-per-gallon increase will hardly be noticed as prices fluctuate much more regularly."
Reverend Troy Jackson, who is the director of Ohio Prophetic Voices and The AMOS Project, said, "There's room at the table in our nation for immigrants to be welcomed in our community. There's room for Speaker Boehner and his staff to join us in coming up with solutions of love and justice and welcome for the 11 million undocumented in our land."
...Ridley, vice president of Chronister Oil and Qik-n-EZ Convenience Stores, Springfield, which has 12 stores in the state, told the news agency. "We as retailers live in penny profits and cannot afford to absorb this tax."
"Every one of those dollars represents needed funding for rape crisis centers" Hutchinson said

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Editorial: Stop raiding road fund before hiking... [Published Pantagraph.com - 1 hour ago]
Fix the system before raising taxes [Published Herald & Review - 4 hours ago]
Guest view: We have to invest in state highways [Published Belleville News Democrat - 12 hours ago]
Gas station owners losing patience over tax-hik... [Published Jacksonville Journal Courier - Apr 21 2014]
State transportation funding boost needed for i... [Published Elgin Courier News - Apr 21 2014]
Not annoyed on this side of the border [Published Chicago Sun-Times - Apr 21 2014]
Landaverde's passion [Published Chicago Reporter - Apr 19 2014]
Ohio faith leaders, immigrant groups calls out ... [Published Lawyer Herald - Apr 19 2014]
Groups urge Boehner on immigration reform [Published Journal-News - Apr 18 2014]
Gas tax hike is nonstarter [Published Belleville News Democrat - Apr 18 2014]
Voice of The Southern: Forget about hiking gas tax [Published Southern Illinoisan - Apr 17 2014]
Campton Hills leaders draft a responsible outdo... [Published Kane County Chronicle - Apr 17 2014]
On Top of Income Tax Hike, Pressure Building fo... [Published Heartlander Magazine - Apr 16 2014]
Illinois' strip club tax brings in skimpy revenue [Published Crains ChicagoBusiness - Apr 16 2014]
Illinois Retailers Fight Gas Tax Increase [Published Convenience Store/Petroleum - Apr 16 2014]
New Gas Tax Could Impact Illinois [Published WYZZ-TV - Apr 16 2014]
Strip club 'pole tax' falls short of goal [Published Pantagraph.com - Apr 15 2014]
Gas Station Owners Speak Out Against Proposed G... [Published Regional Daily News - Apr 15 2014]
Gas Station Owners Against Gas Tax Hike [Published My Fox Illinois - Apr 15 2014]
Hamilton project is 'ready to roll' [Published Quad-Cities Online - Apr 15 2014]
Illinois gas station owners oppose fuel tax hike [Published Northwest Herald - Apr 15 2014]
Gas station owners speak out against gas tax hike [Published Central illinois News Center - Apr 15 2014]
GPS might not be any better than order of prote... [Published WCIA 3 - Apr 14 2014]
Gas station owners say gas tax would hurt consu... [Published Journal Gazette and Times Courier - Apr 14 2014]
Gas tax issue up in the air [Published WCIA 3 - Apr 14 2014]
Illinois gas station owners oppose fuel tax hike [Published Fort Mills Times - Apr 14 2014]
Latinos rally to oppose Nuevos Horizontes closu... [Published Elm Leaves - Apr 13 2014]
Senators Outline Parameters for Bipartisan, Six... [Published Council of State Governments - Apr 12 2014]
Highland Park nurses step up for survivors of s... [Published Lake County News Sun - Apr 11 2014]
Quinn announces $14 billion construction program [Published State Journal-Register - Apr 10 2014]
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Raise Illinois Coalition Applauds Governor Quin... [Published PR Newswire: Entertainment & Media - Mar 13 2014]
CHICAGO, March 13, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Governor Pat Quinn invited actor Martin Sheen to hold a press event today with the Raise Illinois coalition at Saint Pius church in Chicago to make the case for raising the minimum wage in Illinois. Sheen, ...
Low-Wage Workers Elated After Governor Quinn Ca... [Published PR Newswire: Policy & Public Interest - Jan 29 2014]
Raise Illinois Coalition Issues Statement After Governor Calls for Swift Action to Solve Income Inequality CrisisSPRINGFIELD, Ill., Jan. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Governor Quinn called on state lawmakers to raise the minimum wage in Illinois ...
Critics call Mayor Rahm’s plans to light up Chi... [Published Grist - the Latest from Grist - Jan 27 2014]
Shutterstock Not bright enough for the mayor. Chicago has some of the most famous architecture in the world. But the intricacies of its imposing towers shine best when the sun is shining. So Mayor Rahm Emanuel has an idea: lights. Lots and lots of ...
Most Likely to Exceed: Who's Poised to Double D... [Published Capital Eye - Jan 15 2014]
This report is a joint project of the Center for Responsive Politics and the Sunlight FoundationHedge fund managers, a top tax lobbyist, an engineer with two dozen patents to his name, an oilman, a PBS host and the CEO of a storied construction firm flush ...
Green diary rescue: Social costs of fracking, s... [Published Daily Kos - Nov 30 2013]
Every week Daily Kos diarists write dozens of environmentally related posts. Many don't get the readership they deserve. Helping improve the odds is the motivation behind the Green Diary Rescue. In the past seven years, there have been 251 of these ...
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