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  • Rauner pressures lawmakers on income tax hike

    Rauner pressures lawmakers on income tax hike
    Republican governor candidate Bruce Rauner sought to exert influence in the debate on whether to make permanent a state income tax increase by commissioning automated calls targeting seven Democratic lawmakers. In the calls, Rauner encourages...
  • Maximum ploy on minimum wage

     
    No matter what you think of the minimum wage, you have to admire the political savvy of Democratic House Speaker Michael Madigan’s move last week to put an advisory referendum on the November ballot asking if the state’s minimum wage......
  • Madigan millionaire tax resurrected as referendum

    Madigan millionaire tax resurrected as referendum
    SPRINGFIELD --- A House panel today advanced a proposal backed by House Speaker Michael Madigan that would ask voters this fall whether they support the idea of an extra 3-percentage-point tax on those earning more than $1 million a year. The question...
  • Preckwinkle hits Springfield on pension plan

    Preckwinkle hits Springfield on pension plan
    Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle hit Springfield Thursday to try to build support for changes to the county pension plan that she says would halt its ongoing decline toward insolvency. She met with Senate President John Cullerton House...
  • Rep. Derrick Smith's bribery trial begins today

    Rep. Derrick Smith's bribery trial begins today
    As the final days of the state Legislature’s spring session wind down, lame duck state Rep. Derrick Smith finds himself in a federal courtroom in Chicago today as his scheduled trial gets underway on charges of bribery and extortion.  Jury...
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  • Illinois lawmakers head home without budget

    Illinois lawmakers head home without budget
    SPRINGFIELD — State lawmakers went home for the Memorial Day weekend after rejecting a budget plan Friday that would have cut billions in spending unless they extended an income tax increase that’s scheduled to start expiring in January,...
  • Rauner: Specifics on tax, spending plans coming 'in due time'

    Rauner: Specifics on tax, spending plans coming 'in due time'
    Republican governor candidate Bruce Rauner on Thursday accused Democrats ruling Springfield of not having a plan to deal with the state’s shaky finances, even as he promised to provide his own proposal “in due time,” “at the...
  • Madigan makes power play for Lincoln library and museum

    Madigan makes power play for Lincoln library and museum
    SPRINGFIELD — The latest political power play at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum comes from Speaker Michael Madigan, who is pushing a plan to set up the center as a free-standing state agency despite opponents’ concerns...
  • Lawmakers nearing end of spring session and still no budget

    Lawmakers nearing end of spring session and still no budget
    The General Assembly will be back in session today on one of the last days of the spring session, with lawmakers still trying to agree on a state budget. The Senate is set to reconvene at 10 a.m. and the House at 11:30 a.m. House Speaker Michael...
  • State budget would put off tough decisions until after election

    State budget would put off tough decisions until after election
    Illinois Democrats on Tuesday rolled out a new state spending plan that puts off many tough decisions until after the November election by relying on a series of time-tested budget tricks. To make ends meet, at least on paper, lawmakers would bump up...