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The Must List for Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Lakefront campus recommended for George Lucas interactive museum

Chicago’s lakefront museum campus is the recommended spot to house a project with blockbuster box office potential: an interactive museum spearheaded by movie mogul George Lucas to house his formidable collection of artwork and film-making memorabilia.

Emanuel asks local leaders for plan to raise minimum wage

Tired of waiting for the state and federal governments to act, Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Monday asked seventeen business, labor, civic and political leaders to confront the issue head-on and draft a Chicago-only plan within 45 days.

Senate Democrats look to revive dormant Equal Rights Amendment

Senate Democrats positioned themselves to “rectify an historical wrong” this week by reviving the long-dormant push to ratify the federal Equal Rights Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, but Republicans dismissed the push as a politically motivated drive to increase Democratic turnout in the fall elections.

Smith seeks trial delay in move that may aid speaker in tax vote

With votes tight for keeping a 2011 tax increase in place, the attorney representing indicted state Rep. Derrick Smith has asked a federal judge to delay the start of his May 28th corruption trial by three days.

Quinn, Madigan still short of votes to extend income tax hike

Gov. Pat Quinn spent more than two-and-a-half hours inside the belly of the political beast Monday, but he left the lengthy, closed-door meeting with House Democrats still far short of the votes necessary to permanently extend the 2011 income tax hike.

OTHER TOP HEADLINES FROM AROUND THE NATION

Democrats could be doomed, new poll shows (Early & Often)

W.H. Cabinet can mean end to politicians (Politico)

Geithner’s unicorn: Could Congress have done more to relieve the mortgage crisis? (The Washington Post)

Obama backs off drone strikes (The Hill)

Why the China spy case is so significant (Early & Often)

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