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  • What they didn't teach you in civics class about how some bills become law

    Q. Is there really "a little-known process" in Illinois government "in which the legislative leadership and special-interest groups determine which bills are debated and which ones aren't"? A. Kinda, yeah. The allegation comes from a recent Voice of the People
  • On the 'Scholarship' list in Springfield

    Where do our lawmakers stand on the issue of legislative scholarships -- those tuition waivers that members of the state house and senate have traditionally been allowed to dispense to constituents? As part of the renewed effort to abolish that...

    Ratify the ERA more than 30 years past the deadline? Heck, yes! Why not?

    In December 1972, the Tribune urged the General Assembly to ratify the proposed federal Equal Rights Amendment with an editorial headlined, “Give the ladies what they want.” The wording was a play on the unofficial founding motto of Marshall...

    Rauner rattles saber on budget cuts again

    Rauner rattles saber on budget cuts again
    For the second time in as many weeks, Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner has fired off a long list of threatened spending cuts if no budget is in place by July 1, a move Democrats dismissed as largely symbolic since money for the programs will dry up...

    Rauner OKs school spending plan amid Springfield budget fight

    Rauner OKs school spending plan amid Springfield budget fight
    Gov. Bruce Rauner on Wednesday signed a small portion of the pending state budget aimed at ensuring elementary and high schools can open on time this fall, eliminating a key pressure point in his ongoing conflict with ruling Democratic lawmakers. The...