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  • Madigan sends message to 'triangulators'

    Madigan sends message to 'triangulators'
    House Speaker Michael Madigan likes to send "messages." He doesn't often explain what those messages are, but last week's surprising defeat of a bill to give the Chicago Public Schools a 40-day extension on its $634 million pension payment that was due...
  • Talk of the County: Rauner is fighting Crook County politics

    Talk of the County: Rauner is fighting Crook County politics
    Editor's note: Talk of the County is a reader-generated column of opinions. If you see something you disagree with or think is incorrect, please tell us. Call us at 312-222-4554 or email talkofthecounty@tribpub.com. For a continuously updating blog of...
  • Lawmakers 'no closer' to deal hours away from state budget, CPS deadlines

    Lawmakers 'no closer' to deal hours away from state budget, CPS deadlines
    Facing a day of multiple deadlines, Illinois lawmakers return to the Capitol on Tuesday little closer to coming up with a new state budget or helping Chicago Public Schools deal with a deadline for a massive pension payment. Tuesday is the final day...
  • Trump, Christie: Diluting the candidate pool for the Bush and Clinton show

    Trump, Christie: Diluting the candidate pool for the Bush and Clinton show
    Republican Chris Christie has just announced he doesn't want to be elected prom king of America. Whew! That's a relief. The nation was terrified he'd put on a white dinner jacket, red cummerbund and fox trot across Iowa in patent leather pumps....
  • State Budget Finalized; $178M In Proposed Tax Increases Rescinded

    State Budget Finalized; $178M In Proposed Tax Increases Rescinded
    HARTFORD — Gov. Dannel P. Malloy signed legislation Tuesday that establishes a two-year, $40 billion state budget and rescinds $178 million of the nearly $1.5 billion in tax increases the legislature approved on June 3. The budget package generated...
  • Ayotte promotes bipartisanship in US Senate re-election bid

    New Hampshire's Republican U.S. Sen. Kelly Ayotte (AY'-aht) is crafting herself as a bipartisan problem solver in her quest to hold her seat. The first-term senator launched her re-election bid Tuesday in Manchester with a speech focusing squarely on New...
  • Democrats propose 1-month budget; Rauner ready to nix it

    Illinois Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner appeared ready Tuesday to reject a Democratic proposal aimed at keeping state services functioning for another month, leaving the state without a way to pay bills and leading to questions about what will happen...
  • Illinois Rep. Bost sends more mail at taxpayers' expense than any other Congress member

    WASHINGTON Congress is moving away from its long-time use of taxpayer-financed mail to constituents, but not Rep. Mike Bost. The freshman Republican from Illinois spent almost $113,000 on what is called "franked" mail in the first three months in office,...
  • Quiet Discord Amid Cheers For Elizabeth Warren

    Quiet Discord Amid Cheers For Elizabeth Warren
    The biggest applause line for Sen. Elizabeth Warren at Monday night's gathering of 1,000 Democrats was not one of her barbs about America's letting down working people, nor any of her slams against Republicans for attacking science, same-sex marriage,...
  • Illinois considers stopgap budget in face of impending shutdown

    CHICAGO Illinois lawmakers won't pass a budget by the fiscal year's start and instead will authorize a one-month continuation of spending to avoid a shutdown, House Speaker Michael Madigan said. With a new budget year beginning Wednesday, the Democratic-...
  • Connecticut eases penalties for most drug possession crimes

    Connecticut's drug laws will go from some of the most draconian in the country to some of the most lenient this fall when most drug possession crimes are reduced from felonies to misdemeanors, a change that's increasingly finding common ground between...