Monday, April 24, 2017

Senate President John Cullerton(D), on State Spending and Political Stalemate

From Elmhurst College:  Senate President John Cullerton gives an address that covers current state spending and current revenues.  He notes the continuing cost to...

Sen Jason Barickman (R) Offers a Evidence-Based School Funding Formula &...

From the State Capitol:  Sen Jason Barickman talks about two bills he'll introduce that will change the state's school funding formula, from one that...

House Passes $800 Million Stop-Gap Spending Bill

State Capitol - House Democrats on Thursday brought their $800 Million plus funding bill, HB-109, to the floor which passed after a debate that...

Democrat Lawmakers Propose Legislative Package they Call the “Illinois Comeback Agenda”

From the State Capitol:  The day after Republican House members talked with the press about their frustration and desire to move legislation, House and...

Managing Illinois’ Medicaid System to Fight Waste and Fraud, to Better...

From the State Capitol: We talk with Rep Patricia Bellock (R), on some of the problems associated with the Medicaid system in Illinois, and...

Regulating Massive Animal Farms

From the State Capitol:  Imagine finding out that your county government just approved a massive hog farming operation opening up next to your home,...

House Leader Durkin: Democrats Refuse Cooperation, Continuing to Put Politics Over...

State Capitol:  House Republican Leader, Jim Durkin on Tuesday charged that House Speaker Madigan and his caucus are not interested in finding a solution...

Regulating What’s Fair for Employers to Ask Applicants During Job Interviews

From the State Capitol:  We talk with Rep Anna Moeller (D) of Elgin, as she discusses her bill that would limit what employers could...

Sen Andy Manar (D) Files SB-1 to Reform School Funding Formula

  SPRINGFIELD – A school funding reform measure filed this week by Senator Andy Manar (D) mirrors a plan pending in the Illinois House.  ...

Gov Rauner Pushes Pension Trade-Off Deal, As Major Step to End...

Chicago:  At a press conference Friday, Gov Rauner announced 26 House Republicans are ready to support a pension bill that would look to save the...

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Mark Rhoads, Author of “Land of Lincoln:Thy Wondrous Story”

From the Pasfield House in Springfield: We talk with former Illinois State Senator Mark Rhoads about his book, "Land of Lincoln: Thy Wondrous Story"...

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