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White House Releases FY 2014 Budget Proposal

On April 10, 2013, President Obama released his budget proposal for federal Fiscal Year (FY) 2014. Over the next ten years, the budget would increase revenues by about $1.1 trillion and cut ten-...

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Springfield Snapshot, April 15-19, 2013

With just seven weeks left in session, the Illinois General Assembly met again in Springfield this week. CMAP has been tracking over 350 bills this session, but only a fraction of those are still ...

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Springfield Snapshot, April 8-12, 2013

This week, the Illinois General Assembly reconvened after a two-week spring break. CMAP has been tracking over 350 bills this session, but only a fraction met last month's committee hearing deadli...

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CMAP Weekly Update, 4-12-13

Among the highlights from CMAP executive director Randy Blankenhorn, the American Planning Association conference begins tomorrow, a new form-based codes handbook helps communities emphasize the...

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CMAP Weekly Update, 4-5-13

Among the highlights from CMAP executive director Randy Blankenhorn, a reminder that there will be no April board meeting, a new Policy Update on the manufacturing industry relies on an efficien...

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CMAP Weekly Update, 3-29-13

Among the highlights from CMAP executive director Randy Blankenhorn, a new Policy Update on 2012 housing permits, CMAP's presence at this year's American Planning Association 2013 National Confe...

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Residential Building Permits in 2012

While annual permitted units are still at historic lows in northeastern Illinois, the region saw increases from post-recession lows in 2012. In some cases, annual permitted units in the region ma...

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Springfield Snapshot, March 18-21, 2013

Today, March 22, marks an important deadline for the Illinois General Assembly. Bills that have not been voted out of committee will now require a deadline extension in order to advance through th...

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CMAP Weekly Update, 3-22-13

Among the highlights from CMAP executive director Randy Blankenhorn, the important role that congestion pricing revenues could play in funding the Elgin O'Hare Western Access project, new Policy...

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Governor’s Budget Address

On March 6, 2013, Governor Quinn delivered his annual budget address to a joint meeting of the General Assembly. The Governor's proposed budget for fiscal year 2014 (FY14) totals $62.4 billion f...

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CMAP Weekly Update, 3-15-13

Among the highlights from CMAP executive director Randy Blankenhorn, a summuary of CMAP meetings, new Policy Updates on federal transportation spending and Governor Quinn's recent budget address...

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