[Springfield] William McNary, Co-Director of Citizen Action/Illinois, said “Governor Rauner’s budget gives a massive windfall to those needing it the least while defunding public services for those who need them the most. The budget the Governor unveiled today is a cold-blooded vision for the future of our state. Many of his proposals will wipe out years of building better working, economic, educational and health care opportunities for the families of Illinois.
Over the past few weeks, Governor Bruce Rauner has taken major steps to begin dismantling labor unions and the middle-class that the labor movement has built. Bruce Rauner's scheme to strip the rights of workers and weaken their unions by executve order is a blatantly illegal abuse of power. And we won't take it sitting down!
John Cameron writes about Governor Rauner and the Koch brothers attacks on democracy, labor unions, and the middle class. Mr. Cameron is the former Executive Director of Citizen Action/Illinois, current Board member of Citizen Action and Director of Political and Community Relations for AFSCME Council 31.
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Help Us Fight for National Payday Loan Protections
This year, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) is preparing to issue new rules for payday lenders. This historic and unprecedented opportunity will enable a federal agency to finally curb the payday loan debt trap nationwide, much like we have already done here in Illinois. We expect Payday lenders to mount a significant campaign to stop these efforts.
From The Republic (therepublic.com):
Gov. Quinn vetoes ridesharing bills, says local governments best to regulate new industry
By Carla K. Johnson
August 25, 2014 - 2:20 pm EDT