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Which road funding option is the best for Indiana?

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) — Indiana roads are at a crossroads when it comes to upkeep and funding. One Purdue road expert is pushing for a solution, but it will need political backing. Purdue civil engineering professor Kumares Sinha said Indiana once had some of the best roads in the world. But now he says, […]

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Courier-Journal: Why Right to Work Is wrong

I wasn’t surprised to see Kent Oyler’s commentary extolling the benefits of so-called Right to Work. After all, Mr. Oyler’s salary is paid by business owners, for whom busting unions and lowering wages is a long-sought dream. For the rest of us, though, Right to Work (better called Right to Freeload) is a nightmare. And let’s get […]

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Illinois Economic Policy Institute: Fix the Budget

It is time to Fix the Budget in Illinois. The Problem Illinois is experiencing a budget crisis. The State of Illinois now faces a $9 billion annual deficit, according to the Institute of Government & Public Affairs at the University of Illinois. The Governor and the General Assembly are at an impasse, leaving the state […]

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IRIDE: A Smart, Reliable Policy to Fund Transportation Infrastructure

Illinois’ transportation infrastructure has reached a fork in the road. The state can continue down the path of unsustainable funding with deteriorating roads, bridges, and commuter rail OR it can be a global leader in smart, comprehensive infrastructure investment that drives economic growth.

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Currently, one in every nine bridges is structurally deficient.

Click on the link below to locate the crumbling infrastructure in your area. http://t4america.org/maps-tools/bridges/

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The Monitor – Spring/Summer 2015

Key Articles: – Getting Congress In Gear – Indiana’s Race To The Bottom – The Future In Davenport, Iowa

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The Monitor – Fall/Winter 2014

Key Articles: – Federal Highway Trust Fund—empty – 60 Years of success at Stenstrom – Capital Improvements in Clinton, Iowa

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The Monitor – Spring/Summer 2014

Key Articles: – TFIC Proposes IL Infrastructure Plan – No IA Gas Tax Increase In 25 Years – Responsibility Reigns in Joliet, IL

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The Monitor – Fall/Winter 2013

Key Articles: – The Illiana: A Driving Economic Force – Infrastructure Spending Overdue – RTW Law Violates IN Constitution – Langman: Rock Island Union Pride  

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The Monitor – Spring/Summer 2013

Key Article: – The Benefits of Fracking – IDOT: Preparing For the Future – Infrastructure Wins Big in Indy – LaPorte County Acts Responsibly

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The Monitor – Winter 2012

Key Articles: – MFT, MVT, Oil Royalties! Oh, my! – Gov’t intrusion on IN businesses – Davis-Bacon—apply to your project?

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The Monitor – Fall 2012

Key Articles: – The American Waterworks Act – Long Team Infrastructure Investment – Getting to Know Michael Mauro – Burlington, IA: Newest Railroad Bridge

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The Monitor – Summer 2012

Key Articles: – MAP-21 Gets Bi-Partisan Support – Getting To Know Mike Staebell – Hodgkins Park District Values PLA – N-Trak—A Dream Come True  

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The Monitor – Spring 2012

Key Articles: – Costs of Employee Misclassification – Illiana Expressway—IL, perspective

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The Monitor – Winter 2011

Key Articles: – When private entities become public – The importance of RBOs – Understanding Wage Determinations

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The Monitor – Fall 2011

Key Articles: – Will Congress pass a transportation bill – Should the Tollway be a Freeway – How Elgin, IL is protecting taxpayers – 113th IA League of Cities Conference  

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The Monitor – Summer 2011

Key Articles: – America’s crumbling infrastructure – Right Rx for IL Workers’ Comp – Real costs of misclassification – Highland, IN gets it right  

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The Monitor – Spring 2011

Key Articles: – Wind power—generate jobs? – PLA removes nuke decommissioning – Davenport deliveres taxpayer value

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