Sunday, December 11, 2016

Rep Dwight Kay (R) Reflects on His Legislative Experience, And the...

From the State Capitol:  Rep Dwight Kay, who lost his bid for reelection, talks about serving in the legislature, and the mood among members...

Transportation Secretary Blankenhorn on Transforming Illinois’ Transportation Systems

From the City Club of Chicago:  We hear an address from Illinois Transportation Secretary, Randy Blankenhorn, as he discusses the projects in the works,...

Impact of Transportation Funding Constitutional Amndt on Illinois’ Transportation

From the State Capitol: We talk with Don Schaefer, of the Midwest Truckers Assn, about the effect of the passage of a constitutional amendment...

Gov Rauner Veto’s SB-2822, and Nixes $215 Million Set to go...

Update 5 pm: Following the Gov's Veto of SB-2822, the IL Senate voted to override the Gov's veto on a 36-16 vote.   But the...

Rauner Administration to Implement “Reasonable Suspicion” of Alcohol and Drug Testing...

SPRINGFIELD, Nov 30, 2016 – Governor Bruce Rauner’s Administration today announced that the state will begin testing employees who exhibit behaviors that create a...

Lame Duck Veto Session Looks for Some Movement of Merit on...

Springfield -- Members of the Legislature are meeting for their second week of the fall Veto Session, with the potential for some major legislation...

Struggle to Fund Education, Medicaid, and Pensions Without a Budget

From the Annual Illinois Association of School Boards conference in Chicago:  we attend a panel with State Senators Jason Barickman and Jennifer Bertino-Tarrant, and...

Across the Aisle: Sen Pam Althoff (R) & Sen Toi Hutchinson...

From the State Capitol:  In this installment of "Across the Aisle" Sen Pam Althoff and Sen Toi Hutchinson, discuss the on-going budget battle, and...

Gov Rauner on the Veto Session, and Improving Illinois’ Economy

From Springfield:  Gov Rauner talks about small business being the back-bone of the economy, and the need to lift the regulatory and tax burdens...

Bringing Illinois State Govt’s Technology into the 21st Century

From the City Club of Chicago:  Hardik Bhatt, the designated director of the new Illinois Dept of Technology -- nick named DoIT -- talks...