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CAPITOL BRIEFS: Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2019 CAPITOL BRIEFS: Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2019

CAPITOL BRIEFS: Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2019

The Illinois State Board of Education on Tuesday named Carmen L. Ayala as the 30th state superintendent of education. Ayala is the first woman and first person of color to serve as the permanent superintendent.

Progressive income tax discussions could begin next week Progressive income tax discussions could begin next week

Progressive income tax discussions could begin next week

Just three months removed from the most expensive gubernatorial campaign in the nation’s history, divisive political ads could soon begin populating Illinois residents’ screens once again, this time relating to a “fair tax” – or a “jobs tax” – depending on whose ad is being seen.

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Illinois' political map has shifted dramatically in the 21st century with Democrats now dominating large cities and the suburbs, and Republicans holding small towns and rural areas. Two researchers at Southern Illinois University, John Jackson and John Foster, discuss that trend and the new paper they have just published. (Read the whole paper at news.siu.edu/2022/06/061522-Lat…context-for-22.php)

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