(CBS) – For the first time, Gov. Bruce Rauner outlines some of the tax increases he would accept — and some reforms he must have — in order to sign on to a state budget deal. 287 more words
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An update from Partner G. Steven Murdock and the I&F Legislative Watch Committee:
As the battle of Rauner vs. Madigan continues in Springfield over pension reform and the state budget, one may think that workers’ compensation reform, one of the priorities on Rauner’s Turnaround Agenda, has been lost in the mix. 723 more words
CHICAGO (CBS) — Environmental activists and others said they have reached a compromise on a statewide requirement to test for lead in drinking water at schools and daycare centers. 200 more words
CHICAGO (CBS) — Illinois lawmakers were headed to Springfield on Monday for the final two days of session before a new General Assembly is sworn in, and a possible Senate budget deal could be brought up for a vote. 378 more words
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Half-a-dozen state representatives have sued the Illinois comptroller for holding up their paychecks during the state budget mess.
The Democratic lawmakers filed a lawsuit in Cook County Circuit Court on Friday demanding that Republican Comptroller Leslie Munger and Gov. 102 more words
CHICAGO (CBS) — Gov. Bruce Rauner has called for daily meetings with legislative leaders in an effort to end the state’s budget stalemate.
A stopgap budget approved by the Illinois General Assembly and the governor is set to expire at the end of 2016, and the governor said he wants to meet with the Democratic and Republican leaders of the House and Senate every day until an agreement on a full-year’s budget is reached. 285 more words