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  • Rauner, money talk in House right-to-work vote

    Rauner, money talk in House right-to-work vote
    Gov. Bruce Rauner had several House Republicans over to the governor's mansion last week to ask them to vote "present" when the House Democrats' called their right-to-work bill the following day. Right-to-work laws allow union members to not pay for any...
  • Controversial Labor Bill Gets A Boost From High Profile Senators

    Controversial Labor Bill Gets A Boost From High Profile Senators
    HARTFORD — A group of high-profile senators is endorsing a controversial bill that would significantly increase worker's compensation coverage for police and firefighters. Senate Bill 593 would create the presumption that firefighters, both paid...
  • Irvine considers repeal of living wage ordinance

    Irvine city leaders will consider repealing the living wage ordinance that requires contractors doing big business with the city to pay a minimum wage higher than state law requires, and extend that minimum to employees of the company working throughout...
  • California lawmakers propose harsher penalties for animal cruelty

    California lawmakers propose harsher penalties for animal cruelty
    In the wake of an attack on a marine wildlife rehabilitation facility in Laguna Beach, five legislators have authored a bill that was introduced Wednesday to increase the penalties for animal cruelty. The attack last month on the Pacific Marine Mammal...
  • Senate OKs Bill To Allow Municipal Employees To Enroll In State Health Care Plan

    HARTFORD — Legislation that would let cities and towns enroll their employees in the state's health insurance plan won Senate approval Thursday evening over the objections of Republican lawmakers worried about higher state expenses and new...
  • Panel moves to weaken Dodd-Frank

    Panel moves to weaken Dodd-Frank
    WASHINGTON — The Republican-controlled Senate took its first step toward fulfilling a GOP promise to roll back key parts of the sweeping 2010 law that overhauled financial industry regulations and oversight. The Dodd-Frank reform law, designed to...
  • Baltimore County Council OKs more time for door-to-door selling

    Baltimore County Council OKs more time for door-to-door selling
    Door-to-door sales representatives would have a little more time to knock on doors under a bill narrowly approved by the Baltimore County Council on Thursday that would change the county's "hucksters and peddlers" law. The key change allows sales...
  • House Gives Final Legislative Approval to a Bill Requiring Hospitals to Provide Interpreters For Patients

    Legislation that would require hospitals to provide interpretation services to patients is headed to the desk of Gov. Dannel P. Malloy following passage in the House on Wednesday. Rep. Matthew Ritter, D-Hartford, called it "a good, common sense public...
  • Letters to the editor

    Letters to the editor
    Fixing Illinois' pension mess won't be easy One of the ironies of the pension reform law that the Illinois Supreme Court struck down is that there was another bill sponsored by Senate President John Cullerton, D-Chicago, in 2013 that gave public...
  • Rotary-dial era or modern communications?

    Rotary-dial era or modern communications?
    Illinois has a rotary dial-era law in a modern communications world. Illinois legislators are now deciding whether to update the expiring communications law to promote more private investment in high-speed Internet networks or to stick with the state'...
  • Bobcat hunting in Illinois receives Senate approval

    Bobcat hunting in Illinois receives Senate approval
    A measure that would allow hunting bobcats in Illinois has won Senate approval. The legislation sponsored by Carlinville Republican Sen. Sam McCann would allow the Department of Natural Resources to issue as many as 200 permits a year to keep the...