Christopher Z. Mooney

Advisory Board, Ex-Officio

Chicago

University of Illinois, Institute of Government and Public Affairs, Director
  Christopher Z. Mooney is the director of the University of Illinois Institute of Government and Public Affairs and the W. Russell Arrington Professor of State Politics in the Department of Political Science at the University of Illinois, Springfield. He studies comparative U.S. state politics, with special focus on state legislatures.

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Chance the Rapper critiques Gov. Bruce Rauner's job performance, the governor alleges a conspiracy among Democrats, and the Appellate Court gives AFSCME a temporary reprieve in its contract fight.

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The Illinois Supreme Court has rejected an attempt to change the way Illinois' legislative districts are drawn.

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Comptroller Leslie Munger says Illinois is spending itself into what could be a $10 billion dollar pile of unpaid bills by the end of the year. On top of that, an nonpartisan state budget forecaster is predicting an $8 billion dollar deficit for this year alone.

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Thwarted in a last-minute attempt to thrust a temporary spending plan on Democrats, Gov. Bruce Rauner is liberal in his use of the word "failure." Democrats, meanwhile, train their fire on each other.