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Laurence Msall

Report: Governor, State Legislature 'Must Act Now' On Unpaid Bills

Posted 01.30.2012 | Chicago

A budget watchdog group that has repeatedly criticized the state's handling of its finances once again called on lawmakers to do something about Illin...

New TV Spot: 'Illinois Is Broke,' Children Will Pay

Posted 12.19.2011 | Chicago

A new television spot aimed at pension reform for state employees made its debut Wednesday. The spot, sponsored by the Civic Committee of the Comme...

Watchdog Group: Despite Cuts, Illinois's Deficit Still Daunting

Posted 11.26.2011 | Chicago

A new report released Monday by the Civic Federation says that, even though the state has made some serious cutbacks and increased its income tax rate...

Meet The Team That's Tackling Chicago's $500 Million Shadow Budget

Chicago Tribune | Posted 07.19.2011 | Chicago

Fulfilling a campaign promise, Mayor Rahm Emanuel today impaneled a committee to study the effectiveness of the special property tax districts that pr...

Laurence Msall Of Civic Federation: Without Tax Increase, 'Very Massive Cuts' Needed To Balance Budget (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Laurence Msall of the Civic Federation, a non-partisan budget watchdog, told NBC Chicago on Wednesday that the state could balance its budget without ...