Editor’s Note: “The Continuing Crisis” is a section of APAC News which links to news pertinent to the State budget crisis and other financial matters as they affect the University and Academic Professionals. These news outlets are not affiliated with or endorsed by APAC.
PRIVATIZE STATE universities? WILLRadioTVOnline, March 23, 2015: http://will.illinois.edu/news/story/sen.-brady-has-plan-to-privatize-state-universities.
UNIVERSITY HIRING officers call for Civil Service changes, UIC News, March 17, 2015: http://news.uic.edu/a-call-for-civil-service-changes.
STATES BALANCING budgets with cuts to public higher education, OpEd News, March 12, 2015: http://www.opednews.com/Quicklink/Republican-Led-States-Bala-by-James-Quandy-Budget-Deficit_Budgets-Funding_Democratic_Education-150312-529.html
UNIVERSITY PRESIDENTS decry budget cuts, Northwest Indiana Times, March 12, 2015: http://www.nwitimes.com/news/local/govt-and-politics/university-presidents-decry-rauner-cuts/article_b78b47aa-42e1-5d97-8bf8-731f2b83275f.html
‘TAX FAIRNESS’ key to solving Illinois budget crisis, Progress Illinois, March 11, 2015: http://www.progressillinois.com/posts/content/2015/03/11/report-tax-fairness-key-solving-illinois-budget-crisis?utm_source=PI+Extra+3.11.15&utm_campaign=PI+email+3.11.15+&utm_medium=email
URBANA SETS job classification hearings, News-Gazette, March 11, 2015: http://www.news-gazette.com/news/local/2015-03-11/ui-job-classification-hearings-set-urbana.html
GOVERNOR RAUNER aims to break all public-sector unions, not just Illinois,’ Crain’s Chicago Business, Feb. 25, 2015: http://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/20150225/OPINION/150229887/rauner-aims-to-break-all-public-sector-unions-not-just-illinois
GOVERNOR RAUNER calls for $209 million U of I budget cut, UIC News, Feb. 25, 2015: http://news.uic.edu/rauner-calls-for-209m-cut-to-u-of-i-budget
MOODY’S SAYS Rauner budget will be “hard to implement,” Progress Illinois, Feb. 25, 2015: http://www.progressillinois.com/news/content/2015/02/25/moodys-rauner-budget-will-be-hard-implement?utm_source=PI+Extra+2.25.15+late+election+night&utm_campaign=PI+email+2.20.15&utm_medium=email
RAUNER appears to change position on pensions in favor of employees and retirees, 5 NBC Chicago, Nov. 25, 2014: