Wednesday, October 23, 2019

CapitolFax’s Rich Miller on the Politics of the Budget

As the Citizen's Club of Springfield celebrated it's 10th Anniversary, Rich Miller of the widely-read CapitolFax, gives an address in which he shares his...

Rep Fred Crespo (D) on the State’s Stop-Gap Spending Bill

From the State Capitol:  Just after the House passed the Stop-Gap spending bill that will fund K-12 Education for the full year, and state...

Reports Say State Rep Brandon Phelps (D) the Latest to Pull...

WSIL-TV reports State Rep Brandon Phelps intends to resign from his office in the very near future, due to a continuing problem with an...

Senate President Cullerton Tries to Revive the “Grand Bargain” Budget, But...

State Capitol:  If legislative frustration could boil water, water anywhere near the Illinois Senate Chamber, would be roiling wildly.  Despite months of good-faith efforts...

Reaction to Gov Quinn’s FY 2015 Budget

We get the reaction from lawmakers to the Gov.'s budget address we begin by hearing from the Republican leaders in the House and Senate...

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.  ...

Rep Jack Franks (D) on Why He voted No on the...

From the State Capitol:  Following the House vote to pass a Stop-Gap funding bill 105-4, we talk with Rep Jack Franks, one of four...

Another look at Senators Kyle McCarter (R) and Dan McConchie (R)...

July 29, 2017 - Now that Illinois has a budget, many argue the real work of reforming the state begins. The budget plan that...

Rep Jeanne Ives (R) on Fixing the Property Tax Assessment System

From the State Capitol: With the call to lower property taxes key to the effort of passing a state budget, we talk with Rep...

Rep Juliana Stratton Sponsors Bill to Establish Voting Booths in the...

State Capitol (April 24, 2018) State Rep Juliana Stratton, who is also the Democratic candidate for Lt Governor, sponsored House Bill 4469 (HB4469) which would establish a voting process within...

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Illinois Supreme Court Chief Justice Lloyd Karmeier on the Costs of...

From the Illinois Supreme Court: Our one-on-one with Chief Justice Lloyd Karmeier, as we talk about funding the courts, the costs of the legal...

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