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State employees rally for new contract

State employees rally for new contract

By Atoosa Sayeh

June 11, 2015


Filed under News

Twenty-five state employees from the Champaign-Urbana area participated in the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees’ (AFSCME) statewide event urging Governor Bruce Rauner to make negotiations over a new union contract on Wednesday. The rally began at noon on S. First Street ...

Rauner’s budget cuts began making dents since its proposal

By Fatima Farha

May 10, 2015


Filed under News

By fatima farhaassistant news editorShortly after being sworn into office, Gov. Bruce Rauner proposed a new budget for fiscal year 2016, which would cut state funding for many programs, including a major cut in state appropriations for higher education.Rauner proposed to cut state funding for higher...