House Speaker Michael Madigan's (D-Chicago) deceitful tactics managed not only to push through the largest income tax hike in Illinois history but also to cause discord among his political rivals, Rep. Allen Skillicorn (R-East Dundee) said on a recent
Gov. Bruce Rauner recently added several key communication personnel to his team, further shaking up his staff following a major political defeat when the Illinois General Assembly overrode his vetoes on a budget and spending plan.
Rep. David McSweeney (R-Barrington Hills) was not happy with the first lllinois budget to pass the General Assembly in two years, saying it does little to help the state and in fact almost guarantees the first "junk" bond rating for any U.S. state in history.
Illinois has its first budget in more than two years after the House voted on Thursday to override Gov. Bruce Rauner’s vetoes of three contentious bills that made it through both chambers in a special extended session.
The Statehouse was on security lockdown earlier today after a substance was allegedly thrown at Gov. Bruce Rauner’s office, as well as the Lt. governor's office and the House gallery. Rauner was not in the building at the time of the threat.
The House passed a workers' compensation reform bill on Wednesday despite vehement objections from Republicans like Rep. Steven Andersson (R-Geneva), who argued that negotiations on it had not concluded.
Republican lawmakers have come up with a way to stop the flow of businesses and residents leaving Illinois, but they need Democratic help to turn the shutoff valve, Sen. Karen McConnaughay (R-St. Charles) on Thursday.