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Coming to a state near you

by Jamey Dunn

Illinois, which sells itself as a great place to shoot film, brought in record dollars from the entertainment industry last year


US Supreme Court bench


Fair share
by Daniel C. Vock
The U.S. Supreme Court will decide whether it is fair for public sector unions to charge nonunion workers


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Minimum wage

by Amanda Vinicky
The debate is churned up at the state and federal levels

Departments

Maureen Foertsch McKinney
Editor’s note
by Maureen Foertsch McKinney

Cutting support for kids will lead to larger costs later

Jamey Dunn
State of the state

by Jamey Dunn, Statehouse Bureau Chief

Illinois tops nation for locales buying renewable energy

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Ends and Means

by Charles N. Wheeler III
, Columnist
Reports say tax cuts won’t spur economic development

Also in the April issue…

Unequal and out of balance by Tara García Mathewson
School funding in Illinois is being eyed for reform

Tax breaks by Caitlin Rydinsky
State sets a tougher tone about assistance to businesses

Special project

Renewing the partnership between the state and nonprofits
By Brent Never