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  • Democrats battle themselves on Chicago schools pension bill

    Illinois Democrats' cross-party dispute in the state Capitol turned internal Tuesday when the majority party in the House failed to approve giving cash-strapped Chicago Public Schools a six-week reprieve on making a $634 million pension contribution.
  • 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...

    Dems' test vote shows support lacking for Rauner's property tax freeze plan

    Dems' test vote shows support lacking for Rauner's property tax freeze plan
    House Democrats on Friday continued a series of test votes aimed at undermining key points of Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner's agenda, signaling there was not enough support for his idea to freeze local property taxes unless voters approve of an increase....

    Members of secret legislative groups ID'd

    Members of secret legislative groups ID'd
    I recently obtained a document distributed by Gov. Bruce Rauner's office detailing the membership lists and meeting times and locations of the secret state legislative "working groups." The governor's office has insisted that not only should legislators...

    The effort to limit the terms of legislative leaders in Illinois since 2007

     
    These are all minor variations on the same proposal: To limit the number of years any one legislator can remain in a position of leadership in the General Assembly (which I advocate for in Wednesday's print column, to come). Not...