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  • Illinois agencies asked to explain operations without budget

    The Illinois House has invited 15 state agencies to report on how they intend to carry out operations if there's no state budget in place by Wednesday. Democratic House Speaker Michael Madigan of Chicago said Monday that the House would meet Tuesday...
  • Taxes, education debated as lawmakers near budget deadline

    A long-running partisan divide over taxes and education spending was repeatedly evident on Sunday as Pennsylvania lawmakers worked through the weekend in a rush to pass budget legislation in the days before the fiscal year wraps up. The Senate moved...
  • When the voters really don't matter

    When the voters really don't matter
    Not so fast with those remap "reform" petitions. Sure, Illinois needs to change the hyper-partisan way its lawmakers redraw legislative districts every 10 years to reflect population changes recorded by the U.S. Census Bureau. Sure we ought to stop...
  • The GOP's Supreme Court blues

    The GOP's Supreme Court blues
    The sudden breakdown of the conservative majority bloc on the Supreme Court in its two critical rulings on Obamacare and same-sex marriage has thrown the large field of 2016 Republican presidential aspirants for a loop. The votes of Chief Justice John...
  • Rauner turns up budget heat on Democrats

    Rauner turns up budget heat on Democrats
    Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner sent a message to ruling Democratic lawmakers Wednesday by using his veto power to eliminate legislative pay raises as the state entered a new budget year without a spending plan in place. The move came as Democrats pushed a...
  • Legislature passes $16.1 billion transportation revenue bill

    A $16.1 billion transportation revenue bill that includes an 11.9-cent increase in the gas tax over the next two years passed the Legislature early Wednesday, though the House still must approve key accompanying bills. A dispute between Senate...
  • The GOP's unlikely key to the White House

    In case you haven't been paying attention, the field of Republican presidential candidates is growing so quickly it will soon be able to occupy an actual field. New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie announced his candidacy Tuesday, bringing the total number of...
  • Texas Democrats scrapping 'Two-Step' presidential primary

    Texas' Democratic presidential primary is set to shift to allocating delegates based solely on voting results, after national party leaders rejected the state's traditional "Two-Step" method that had also included post-election caucuses. America's second...
  • The Supreme Court's gift to Republicans

    The Supreme Court's gift to Republicans
    Conventional wisdom suggests the Supreme Court's ruling — that federal subsidies are not illegal despite the sloppy language of the Affordable Care Act — is a huge blow to Republicans, who have long been trying to dismantle an odious law...
  • Illinois Senate advances plan to increase school funding

    An Illinois Senate committee has advanced legislation to increase funding for education this year to a level first proposed by Gov. Bruce Rauner. Lawmakers voted 9-2 Wednesday to move the bill to the Senate floor. It would authorize an additional $74...
  • Survey: US political and generation gaps on science issues

    Age divides Americans on science issues just as much as political ideology, a new analysis of recent polling shows. There are dramatic generation gaps in opinions on global warming, offshore drilling, nuclear power, childhood vaccines, gene...