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U.S. House Committee on Appropriations

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  • DCFS layoffs averted, for now

    DCFS layoffs averted, for now
    Nearly 300 workers slated to be laid off from the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services have won a reprieve amid high hopes that the struggling agency can recoup funding from the state Legislature. A nearly $90 million cut in the agency's...
  • Rep. Jackson calls it quits

    Rep. Jackson calls it quits
    Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr., the ambitious political heir to a powerful Chicago family whose once promising future collapsed amid federal ethics investigations and a diagnosis of mental illness, resigned Wednesday from the South Side congressional seat he held...
  • House committee: Restore NASA funding for Mars, Jupiter science

    In the latest development in an ongoing dispute between Congress and the Obama administration, the House Appropriations Committee has passed a funding package that restores some funding to the planetary science budget, including money to help pay for...
  • Friday Morning Coffee: The Weekend Warm-Up.

     
    Good Friday Morning, Fellow Seekers. Several departing state lawmakers, including the former top Republican on the Senate Education Committee, are in line for six-figure, taxpayer-funded payoffs as they head into retirement. State Sen. Jeff Piccola, R-...
  • House Dems plug transportation funding plan.

     
    With Gov. Tom Corbett set to unveil his own transportation funding proposal sometime in the coming days, Democrats in the state House have reintroduced legislation that would implement the recommendations of the administration's own funding advisory...
  • Auditor General-Elelct Eugene DePasquale names top staffers.

     
    Incoming state Auditor General Eugene DePasquale has named his senior staff. The York County Democrat takes office on Monday. “I am proud to announce the senior staff who will help me fulfill my commitment to the people of Pennsylvania to......
  • Squeezed universities want more flexibility to build things

     
    TALLAHASSEE — Florida's cash-challenged university system is making a push this year to deregulate its construction requirements, allow it to partner with more private companies, and tap more tax dollars to beef up campus construction....
  • House Dems to take caucus vote against budget

     
    TALLAHASSEE — House Democratic Leader Perry Thurston will ask his caucus to take a unified vote against the House budget in protest of House Republicans' decision not to include some sort of Medicaid expansion. “We’ve got meetings with...
  • House D’s quietly lose fight over $500 campaign limits

     
    TALLAHASSEE — House Democrats had a lot to say yesterday about the chamber's campaign-finance reform, putting out a press release that pledged to offer an amendment restoring the bill's $10,000 cap back to the current $500 limit in law. But in the...
  • Don Gaetz doesn’t like House’s $10,000 campaign limits

     
    TALLAHASSEE — Senate President Don Gaetz said Thursday he isn't sold on a campaign-finance reform rocketing through the Florida House that would raise contribution limits for candidates to $10,000 in exchange for quicker disclosure of those...
  • House D’s get extra hours for early voting (sort of)

     
    TALLAHASSEE — House Democrats won a change to a sweeping election reform Thursday that ensures election supervisors will have to offer at least 64 hours of early voting. Both the House and Senate are advancing similar elections reform bills designed...
  • Despite troubled analysis, House pension reform advances

     
    TALLAHASSEE — Despite a challenged analysis of the financial risks and rewards, the House is advancing a massive overhaul of the state retirement system that critics said would subject future workers to the wiles of Wall Street. The House...