September 1, 2010

The Continuing Crisis

Editor’s Note: “The Continuing Crisis” is a section of APAC News which links to news pertinent to the State budget crisis as it affects the University and Academic professionals. These news outlets are not affiliated with or endorsed by APAC.

 NO RAISES for APs and faculty, according to the Daily Illini of Aug. 5. See here.

GOVERNOR QUINN cuts higher ed funding. See UIC News.

A UNIVERSITY of California-Berkeley law professor has proposed that cash-strapped states such as Illinois borrow from the U.S. Treasury. See Progress Illinois of July 9.

POLITICIANS’ INACTION only makes the budget crisis worse, said the State Journal-Register on July 11.

DELAY-AND-denial budget politics were decried by the Daily Herald on July 6. See

ILLINOIS IS in its worst financial position in history, the Chicago Sun-Times said on July 9.

STATE COMPTROLLER Dan Hynes issued a report on the State’s financial health, noting “Fiscal problems worsen significantly.” See Hynes also spoke about the state’s financial problems on CNN.

STATE, LOCAL governments could slash 400,000 jobs in the next year, says the Huffington Post of July 6.

THE ILLINOIS “dysfunctional political class refuses to pay the State’s bills and refuses to take the painful steps” to close the State’s deficit, the New York Times wrote on July 3.

LAWMAKERS HAVE left State universities in limbo, says the Chronicle of Higher Education of July 16.

ILLINOIS DEBT to reach $130 billion? See WHTI-TV 10 Terre Haute, IN, feature.

ILLINOIS ECONOMIC recovery “painfully slow,” says U of I prof. See Aug. 2

TIAA-CREF CEO calls retirement security a pressing national need. See July 29 Business Wire.

PROVOST BIDS farewell: the Chicago Flame did a two-part interview with retiring Provost

R. Michael Tanner. See Part I & Part 2.

ARE WE public sector employees the new “welfare queens? ” Some say we are. Jonathan Cohn of the New Republic on Aug. 8 argued as to why we’re not.

COMPELLING AP vacation use prior to termination? See July HR eNews (pdf).

TERRY SAVAGE, financial expert, says the State is actually $120.6 billion short. See Aug. 23 Chicago Sun-Times.

PRESIDENT HOGAN planning to shrink number of administrators? See Aug. 25 Daily Illini.

FOX NEWS Chicago brought together University of Illinois spokesperson

Tom Hardy and State Senator Martin Sandoval (D-12th) who talked about tuition, furloughs, and a hiring freeze. See here.

Q & A with President

Michael Hogan in the State Journal- Register.

DEMONIZING THE public sector harms the middle class overall, says the Aug. 26 The Hill’s Congress Blog.

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