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Columns by Doug Finke

  • No budget deal in Illinois; wait till next year – maybe

    You really didn't think there would be some breakthrough agreement on a state budget and other issues during the fall veto session, did you?
    Dec. 5, 2016 - 9:46 pm
  • Doug Finke: Back to the same old, same old in Illinos

    Let the games resume.A week after elections that saw Republicans make inroads into Democratic majori ...
    Nov. 24, 2016 - 9:19 pm
  • Doug Finke: Some faces will change in Springfield, but will the impasse end?

    As everyone knows by now, an ungodly amount of money was spent this year by Republicans and Democrats on races for the General Assembly.
    Nov. 15, 2016 - 11:41 pm
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