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  • News | Institute of Government and Public Affairs
    2015 On Wednesday April 29 2015 Representative John Lewis was honored with the Paul H Douglas Award for Ethics in Government The award was presented at a ceremony hosted by Illinois Sen Richard Durbin and University of Illinois President Robert Easter in Washington D C Illinois Economic Review shows more job growth in state The latest Illinois Economic Review from the Regional Economics Applications Laboratory shows that the state s employment picture continues to improve with more than 70 000 jobs added between March 2014 and March 2015 Read the full review IGPA s Rachel Gordon receives grant to study lookism New research will examine how children s physical appearance affects their social and academic achievement trajectories from infancy into young adulthood IGPA economist Fred Giertz comments on proposal to privatize state agency IGPA s Brian Gaines assesses the early race for president in 2016 IGPA s Fred Giertz talks about the latest Flash Index and Illinois economy Illinois Economic Review continues to show positive signs through 2015 The latest edition of the Illinois Economic Review from the Regional Economics Applications Laboratory indicates job growth is expected to continue throughout the coming year The latest reports indicate employment numbers in

    Original URL path: http://igpa.uillinois.edu/igpa-news?page=4 (2016-02-17)
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  • News | Institute of Government and Public Affairs
    2015 Seminar 2014 Seminar 2013 Seminar 2012 Seminar 2011 Seminar 2010 Seminar 2009 Seminar Study Centers Office of Public Leadership Regional Economics Applications Laboratory News Director Chris Mooney comments on GOP efforts to attract more women Latinos A Minute With IGPA s Elizabeth Powers on economics and poverty IGPA economist Dick Dye comments on state s budget outlook IGPA s Elizabeth Powers talks about America s wealth gap Applications being accepted for 2015 2016 Wolff Internship Applications are currently being accepted for the 2015 2016 Wolff Internship at IGPA The 12 month internship will begin in May and continue through May 2016 It is open to University of Illinois students who will have sophomore junior and first semester senior status at the beginning of the 2015 2016 academic year More information is available here IGPA experts weigh in on Gov Rauner s first State of the State address Director Mooney says first State of the State speech is new governor s best chance to change state fortunes IGPA s Dick Dye discusses Fiscal Futures Project s new outlook on Illinois fiscal condition Fiscal Futures Project Co Director Richard Dye discusses new Illinois budget deficit projections Director Chris Mooney discusses state

    Original URL path: http://igpa.uillinois.edu/igpa-news?page=5 (2016-02-17)
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  • News | Institute of Government and Public Affairs
    Award Edgar Fellows Program NEW Leadership Illinois IGPA State Summit Family Impact Seminars 2015 Seminar 2014 Seminar 2013 Seminar 2012 Seminar 2011 Seminar 2010 Seminar 2009 Seminar Study Centers Office of Public Leadership Regional Economics Applications Laboratory News IGPA s Geoffrey Hewings says tight credit creates problems for Chicago s real estate market IGPA s Richard Dye discusses pensions alternatives IGPA Director Chris Mooney suggests how Democrats might regain footing in state Capitols In op ed IGPA s Brian Gaines says Illinois needs better rules of succession for public officials IGPA Assembly s review of the Kerner Report in 1970 cited in Huffington Post article on race relations Health economist Robert Kaestner comments on British study of cost benefits of breastfeeding IGPA s Rick Winkel comments on succession for Illinois Comptroller Robert Kaestner Good education policy is good health policy This op ed by IGPA s Robert Kaestner left appeared in several newspapers throughout the state as part of IGPA s Election 2014 Op Ed Series Op ed from IGPA s Tony Lo Sasso Time to think big on Medicaid reform IGPA s Kent Redfield discusses campaign financing in Chicago mayoral race Pages first previous 3 4 5 6 7

    Original URL path: http://igpa.uillinois.edu/igpa-news?page=6 (2016-02-17)
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  • News | Institute of Government and Public Affairs
    discusses progress of the Affordable Care Act on Chicago Tonight Planting the Seeds for School Readiness Scroll down for video of the event On Thursday October 30 Dr Daryl Greenfield above a University of Miami professor and nationally acclaimed expert in early childhood research visited Illinois to discuss how teaching science in preschool can improve classroom quality Richard Dye and Rick Winkel Illinois fiscal situation is worse than you know This op ed by IGPA s Richard Dye left and Richard Winkel right appeared in several newspapers throughout the state as part of IGPA s Election 2014 Op Ed Series Don Fullerton and Julian Reif Gas tax may hurt more than it helps Why don t we have enough money to maintain our roads and bridges In short policy choices Energy policies that require new cars to have greater fuel efficiency end up decreasing gasoline tax revenue since drivers pay less at the pump in taxes Director Chris Mooney talks about the Nov 4 election with Chicago Tribune reporters Director Mooney discusses legislative races in Illinois IGPA s Jeff Brown on new guidance that will encourage annuities in 401 k plans IGPA health economist Bob Kaestner talks about the Affordable

    Original URL path: http://igpa.uillinois.edu/igpa-news?page=7 (2016-02-17)
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  • News | Institute of Government and Public Affairs
    companies to develop Ebola vaccine Director Mooney talks with WBEZ Morning Shift about Chicago Downstate rivalries starts about 7 50 in Kent Redfield Curing political corruption in Illinois one candidate at a time Illinois has a huge problem with political corruption and it goes beyond a few bad apples or simple human weakness The reality is bad and the public perception is worse Illinoisans believe that their politics public officials and governments are corrupt at every level Redfield Curing political corruption one candidate at a time IGPA Director Chris Mooney interviewed about debate between candidates for IL governor Brian Gaines The case for redistricting reform Is there a pressing need to revise our redistricting process Is the current system really so bad Brain Gaines says Absolutely The public is not well served by maps that engineer outcomes Kent Redfield designated Illinoisan of the Year by Illinois News Broadcasters Association IGPA political scientist Kent Redfield was awarded the Illinoisan of the Year award at the Illinois News Broadcasters Association INBA fall conference on October 4 in Marion IGPA Director Chris Mooney talks about the campaign for governor in Illinois Mike Lawrence The compelling challenge of rehabbing Illinois Gov Pat Quinn and

    Original URL path: http://igpa.uillinois.edu/igpa-news?page=8 (2016-02-17)
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  • News | Institute of Government and Public Affairs
    big delegate leads for Clinton and Giuliani An analysis of poll data indicates that Hillary Clinton and Rudolph Giuliani would have substantial leads in convention delegates for their respective parties if the party caucuses and primary elections were held today The analysis which was conducted by researchers at the University of Illinois Institute of Government and Public Affairs uses poll data and formulas designed to approximate the complicated rules by which delegates are assigned to candidates after primary voting Poll results for all states voting on or before Feb Smoking ban has stirred strong passions but will soon fade expert says A looming ban that will snuff out smoking in public places across Illinois lit up a fiery debate that rivaled abortion gun control and society s other hottest button issues a University of Illinois research scientist says Flash Index continues downward trend in November The Illinois economy has slipped in recent months but remains in strong positive territory allaying fears of a possible recession according to the latest University of Illinois Flash Index The Flash Index which is the earliest barometer of the Illinois economy each month declined slightly in November to 103 9 from 104 1 in October

    Original URL path: http://igpa.uillinois.edu/igpa-news?page=40 (2016-02-17)
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  • Illinois Economic Review shows continued job growth for state | Institute of Government and Public Affairs
    2012 Seminar 2011 Seminar 2010 Seminar 2009 Seminar Study Centers Office of Public Leadership Regional Economics Applications Laboratory Illinois Economic Review shows continued job growth for state The latest Illinois Economic Review from the Regional Economics Applications Laboratory shows Illinois continued to add jobs in October Read the full review Attachment Size IER Nov2015 pdf 1 98 MB Related Content Illinois Economic Review forecasts some job shrinkage in coming 12

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  • Illinois Economic Review shows continued steady economic recovery to pre-recession job levels | Institute of Government and Public Affairs
    Impact Seminars 2015 Seminar 2014 Seminar 2013 Seminar 2012 Seminar 2011 Seminar 2010 Seminar 2009 Seminar Study Centers Office of Public Leadership Regional Economics Applications Laboratory Illinois Economic Review shows continued steady economic recovery to pre recession job levels The Regional Economics Applications Laboratory has published its latest Illinois Economic Review Find it here Related Content Illinois Economic Review forecasts some job shrinkage in coming 12 months Illinois Economic Review

    Original URL path: http://igpa.uillinois.edu/content/illinois-economic-review-shows-continued-steady-economic-recovery-pre-recession-job-levels (2016-02-17)
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