Friday, June 23, 2017

Special Session to Pass a Budget Starts with a Whimper

Springfield:   The Illinois Legislature began its special session in Springfield on Wednesday, in what is supposed to be a special effort to reach...

GOP Legislators Propose a State Budget, the Governor Supports

From Chicago: Republican lawmakers offer what they say is a balanced budget, that includes ideas the Democrats backed. Following this press conference, Gov Rauner...

“A Dereliction of Duty” Gov Rauner and Republican Legislative Leaders React...

From the State Capitol:  On the last day of the legislative session, Gov Rauner and Republican legislative leaders, talk with reporters on the lack...

Senate Democrats Discuss the Budget THEY Passed, and the Compromises They...

From the State Capitol:  Members of the Senate Democrat caucus talk with reporters on the last day of session, about the lack of a...

Senate President John Cullerton (D), on the Legislature’s Failure, Once Again,...

From the State Capitol: Senate President Cullerton shares his frustration with reporters, as the legislature again failed to pass a state budget.  Sen Cullerton,...

Hearing on Changing Gun Sentencing Guidelines to Combat Violent Crime

From the State Capitol:  Chicago Police Supt, Eddie Johnson joins House Republican Leader, Jim Durkin, and Sen Kwame Raoul (D) in testifying on their...

Rep Jeannie Ives (R) on Why She’s Sponsoring SB-9, the Tax...

From the State Capitol:  Rep Jeannie Ives is well known in the Capitol for her conservative views, yet she is now the House Sponsor...

AT&T Testimony on Getting Out of “Copper Wire” Technology

From the State Capitol:  We hear testimony from the President of AT&T of Illinois, on the need to have regulations on the old land-line...

Illinois Senate Passes $37.4 Billion Budget, Fueled by $5.4 Billion Tax...

State Capitol:  The Illinois Senate, on a party line vote, passed SB-9, Wednesday, that would increase the state's income tax to 4.95%, from the...

Illinois Senate Debate on Grand Bargain Budget Bills

Senate Chamber:  As the end of session deadline for passing a budget quickly approaches, the Illinois Senate again takes up debate and voting on...

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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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