Budget

FY20 Budget and the Environment

Governor Pritzker recently introduced his FY20 Budget Proposal in an address to the General Assembly. IEC is pleased that this budget reflects many of our community’s priorities, and will help advance clean energy, preserve natural resources, and protect our air and water. Over the past 4 years, severe budget cuts to agencies and environmental programs resulted in …

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Natural Resources and Conservation in the Illinois Budget

Breaking a long trend of cuts and unspent appropriations, natural resources finally received improved funding in the FY19 Illinois budget and capital budget. One especially heartening development will see the operating budget for the Illinois Department of Natural Resources increase 6.7% compared to FY18. A major highlight of the capital plan is the dedication of …

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FY19 Budget and the Environment

This week, the General Assembly took steps to move forward a comprehensive budget for Fiscal Year 2019. As we are still dealing with the damage caused to environmental programs and our natural areas by the record-setting budget impasse, it’s vital that a sound budget is in place for our work growing clean jobs, conserving open spaces, and protecting …

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Governor’s Proposed FY19 Budget

Today, Governor Rauner released his FY19 Budget Proposal in an address to the General Assembly. The Governor’s budget is an effort to close an estimated $9 billion budget hole while also assuming a lower income tax rate than the increase that was passed last year. The final budget that comes for a vote is likely …

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2018 Legislative Agenda

What will IEC be up to in 2018?

The 2018 state legislative session began February, 30th 2018. With the Primary Election scheduled for March 20, session days are light between now and March. With continued threats to the environment coming from the federal level, we will be working harder than ever to defend existing protections and push environmental justice priorities in our 2018 …

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Stop Gap Budget

Stop Gap Budget and the Environment

The Illinois House and Senate passed and the Governor signed a six month stop gap budget which ends December 31, 2016. While this is progress, passing a budget in the second half of FY17 will be difficult as the legislature will likely have to consider additional revenue. This budget covers many line items related to …

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IEC Bulletin (Spring 2005)

Find the full PDF online here or scroll down to read. Update on the danger of mercury Governor Blagojevich gets mixed environmental grade Review of annual meeting Coalition continues drive for parks and wildlife funding Preview of spring session Concerns over budget Governor Blagojevich calls for renewable portfolio standard

Reports and Analysis

Governor’s Budget Proposal

Governor Blagojevich presented his FY2006 budget proposal on Wednesday. His proposal recognizes the difficulties at the Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR), and while not reversing all of the cuts, begins to take a step back. The Governor is supporting Lt. Gov. Pat Quinn’s proposal to eliminate a tax credit for landfill operators and use …

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IEC Bulletin (Summer 2003)

Find the full PDF online here or scroll down to read. Statehouse report Wetlands Protection Act passed the House Environmental Briefing Book highlights key agenda issues Introduction of Blagojevich Administration IECEF launches Water Task Force

IEC Bulletin (Spring 2002)

Find the full PDF online here or scroll down to read. Statehouse report Review of the budget Mercury thermometer bill passes House Pro-environment primary candidates in the lead Overview of the League of Conservation Voters scorecard Tollway increases proposed List of upcoming events

IEC Bulletin (July 1999)

Find the full PDF online here or scroll down to read. Environmental bills sent to Governor Ryan Genetically modified corn’s affect on monarch butterflies

IEC Bulletin (May/June 1998)

Find the full PDF here or scroll down to read. Spring session wrap-up Report on National Organic Standards Program Report on livestock mega-facilities Report on endangered plant species

IEC Bulletin (April 1996)

Find the full PDF online here or scroll down to read. Grassroots force wins amendments to hog megafarm bill Other environmental legislation

IEC Bulletin (March, 1994)

Find the full PDF online here or scroll down to read. Politicized climate complicates passage of bills Conservation 2000 initiative featured in budget New radioactive waste siting process begins IECEF wins grant for campaign against pesticide pollution Review of annual conference List of upcoming events

IEC Bulletin (August, 1993)

Find the full PDF online here or scroll down to read. Review of spring session Spring session at a glance List of upcoming events

IEC Bulletin (August, 1992)

Find the full PDF online here or scroll down to read. Post-session review Lake Calumet airport bill failed in Senate Session at a glance How the state budget affects environmental policy Bankers’ bill shifts contamination cleanup burden to taxpayers Reports on clean air related legislation Pesticide safeguards maintained and strengthened List of upcoming events

IEC Bulletin (May 1992)

Find the full PDF online here or scroll down to read. Review of budget cuts to environmental programs Lake Calumet airport top of legislative priorities IEC Education Fund wins support for new fiscal literacy campaign Lobby Day preparations List of upcoming events

IEC Bulletin (January 1991)

Find the full PDF online here or scroll down to read. Review of state budget cuts Landfill and wetlands failed in veto session and put off until spring Review of annual conference List of upcoming events

IEC Bulletin (April 1988)

Find the Full PDF online here or scroll down to read. Solid waste bills top environmental concerns Review of Conservation budget Update on Rock Island Trail Middle Fork has strong supports, but faces tough federal battle

IEC Bulletin (April 1987)

Find the full PDF online here or scroll down to read. ATVs threat to public lands Budget review Updates on solid waste and groundwater List of upcoming events

IEC Bulletin (March 1986)

Find the full PDF online here or scroll down to read. IEC holds environmental forum with Governor Thompson IEC mentioned in budget address List of upcoming events

IEC Bulletin 1

Find the full PDF online here or scroll down to read. First IEC Bulletin Nature Preserves Commission budget cut

IEC Newsletter Vol. 8 No. 1

Find the full PDF online here or scroll down to read. Review of state budget Abbott Power Plant to have scrubbers Three reports on Clean Air Illinois targeted in nuclear waste storage plans List of upcoming events

IEC Newsletter Vol. 3 No. 3

Find the full PDF online here or scroll down to read. Governor Thompson proposes budget Action on energy conservation List of legislations and hearings

IEC Newsletter Vol. 2 No. 4

FInd the full PDF online here or scroll down to read. Overview of House fight over the budget Request for letters to stop the Middle Fork Dam project Appropriations for Rock Island Trail face tough fight Update on Bottle Bill List of legislative hearings and meetings

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