Illinois Governor JB Pritzker's administration has confirmed that its new public pension plan will slash $800 million from the state's scheduled pension-payment next fiscal year, which begins July 1.

That reduction is a direct result of Pritzker's proposal, unveiled last week by Deputy Gov Dan Hynes, which would extend the state's pension-payment "ramp" by seven years, from 2045 to 2052.

DES MOINES, IOWA (February 15, 2019) — Governor Kim Reynolds and Lieutenant Governor Adam Gregg on Friday released their public schedules for Monday, February 18 — Sunday, February 24, 2019.

The following events are open to credentialed members of the media:


Monday, February 18

Gov Reynolds, Lt Gov Gregg participate in State Workforce Development Board meeting

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Washington's political establishment went berserk when US Representative Ilhan Omar (D-MN) publicly noted that US-Israel relations are "all about the Benjamins" — slang for $100 bills, referring to money shoveled at American politicians by the American Israel Public Affairs Group (AIPAC).

DAVENPORT, IOWA (February 15, 2019) — Discover the story of the book through The Traveling History of the Book Exhibit. This exhibit was created as a result of the creative collaboration between the Iowa Center for the Book and the University of Iowa Center for the Book. The Richardson-Sloane Special Collections Center hosts this "hands-on" exhibit which showcases historically accurate replicas of the book throughout history.

DAVENPORT, IOWA (February 15, 2019) — Does Spring Break have your family bored? Bring the family to the Davenport Library for special Spring Break Activities!

March 11th at 2:00PM, the Fairmount branch wants you to join a Dino Party! Love dinos? Come to our prehistoric celebration. We'll do the Dinosaur March, make fossils, and have Jurassic snacks and games. All ages welcome!

DAVENPORT, IOWA (February 15, 2019) — On Saturday, February 23, 2019, Progressive Action for the Common Good (PACG) is holding its second annual membership event, Toast the Resistance.

Since Trump was inaugurated, millions have risen up against his racist, sexist, classist, and xenophobic positions in a movement that has become “The Resistance.”

DAVENPORT, IOWA (February 15, 2019) — Feeling the stress of homework, after school activities, and keeping life balanced? Join us Saturday, February 23 at 2:00PM at Eastern (6000 Eastern Ave) to learn how meditation and mindfulness can help everyone in the family to reduce stress and anxiety, promote a sense of well-being, develop empathy, and even help children focus on academics! Meditation basics will be presented, as well as tips for developing a family mindfulness practice at home.

DAVENPORT, IOWA (February 15, 2019) — Every Tuesday in the month of March, Davenport Public Library will welcome experts to lead discussions about living healthier lifestyles:

WASHINGTON DC (February 15, 2019) — US Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue today issued the following statement regarding President Donald J Trump’s signing of legislation that funds the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) and declaration of a national emergency at the southern border:

JOHNSTON, IOWA (February 15, 2019) — Coverage of Iowa girls' high-school championships continues, as teams from across the state take to the court for the 2019 IGHSAU Iowa Farm Bureau Girls State Basketball Championships. Coverage of each class title game will take place at Wells Fargo Arena in Des Moines on Friday, March 1 and Saturday, March 2.