Friday, July 28, 2017

Monday Likely to be “D-Day”, Decision Day, on the Education Funding...

State Capitol:  For the second day there was NO action in the legislature during a Special Session called by the Governor, to address the...

Education Funding Remains in Limbo, as Governor and Democratic Leaders Trade...

State Capitol, July 26, 2017 -- It was a Special Session of the legislature at the Capitol, where the lawmakers were supposed to take...

Illinois House Debate on Overriding the Governor’s Veto of the State...

State Capitol: This debate centers on whether to override the veto of the state budget that was passed by the House and Senate a...

Illinois House Overrides Governor’s Veto of the Budget, Giving Illinois Its...

The Illinois House today handed a defeat to Gov Rauner, in his effort to stop the Illinois legislature from overriding his veto of the...

Illinois Senate Votes With the House to Pass a Tax Increase...

State Capitol, July 4 - The Illinois Senate voted on the Fourth of July, to approve the tax increase, which had previously passed the...

House Members Finally Debate Revenue Legislation after Much Behind the Scenes...

Illinois House Chamber, July 2:  After a full day of waiting for legislation to come to the floor so members of the House can...

Dueling Banjos on the Budget Battle

State Capitol:  This afternoon, after a full day of no floor votes on a budget, Speaker Madigan issued the following statement: “I am encouraged by...

Senate Democrats Update the Progress on Budget Negotiations

From the State Capitol: As the budget process seems to hit a snag on Saturday, after a promising passage of legislation out of the...

Sen Jason Barickman and Rep Tom Demmers on Budget Political Delays

From the State Capitol: Two Republican lawmakers hold a press conference to make the case that the delays caused on Saturday, in voting on a...

House Debate of June 30, on Appropriations Part of the Budget...

From the House Chamber, Friday, June 30: We hear debate on an amendment to the budget bill, that deals with the appropriations part of...

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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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