Daily Links: 3-31-10

Feds complete review of Illinois prisons

State needs to raise revenue to adequately fund core public services

Daily Links: 3-30-10

NLRB Fight Begins Anew

In Obama labor board appointee, unions see hope for growth

Video: Ben Stein defends government workers

Daily Links: 3-29-10

AFSCME responds to pension-slashing legislation

Lawmakers cut public-employee pension benefits

Sheridan prison making a difference for its inmates

Daily Links: 3-28-10

Prison staff to picket outside women’s minimum-security unit

State budget cut pain shared by many

Convict escapes, then he Facebooks all about it

Daily Links: 3-27-10

Illinois’ “All-Out-Offensive” On Union Pensions

Quinn: Pension Reform “Mother Of All” Spending Cuts

Lawmakers cut public-employee pension benefits

Daily Links: 3-26-10

Ill. legislature sends $34 million funding bill to Quinn

Senate OKs spending for Department of Corrections

Letter to county officials about Adult Redeploy IL grants (PDF)

Daily Links: 3-25-10

Pension reform passes both chambers

Pension reforms zoom through General Assembly

Lawmaker drops out of Democratic lieutenant governor chase

States’ pension plan funds fell $1 trillion short in 2008

As pensions dried up, four firms paid top execs $49.5M

Retirement overhaul: 401(k)s may not be the answer now

Daily Links: 3-24-10

President Obama signs historic health care reform into law

The Battle of Springfield

State police expect layoffs and closures

Daily Links: 3-23-10

From Malaysian Architects, a Parallel Prison World in the Sky

Architects float prison-in-the-sky idea