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  • Editorial: Supreme Court gives incentive to get politics out of redistricting

    The drawing of congressional and legislative boundaries in Maryland is an example of government at its worst and pure partisan politics at its most absurd level. Any process where elected leaders are given the power to redraw the boundaries to give them...
  • Gov. Brown faces rough road in quest to repair state freeways

    Gov. Brown faces rough road in quest to repair state freeways
    Every day, California drivers navigate an obstacle course of potholes and cracked pavement, and a wrong turn of the wheel can send them limping to a mechanic. Maintenance crews can't keep up. After years of neglect, state officials estimate it will cost...
  • 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  • State Budget Finalized; $178M In Proposed Tax Increases Rescinded

    State Budget Finalized; $178M In Proposed Tax Increases Rescinded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...
  • Gov. Rauner's request for 5 business reforms hold up budget

    Gov. Bruce Rauner has an answer to the state Capitol budget impasse: adopt five "structural reforms" that make it cheaper to do business in Illinois. House Speaker Michael Madigan of Chicago calls the proposals "extreme" and anathema to legislative...
  • 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-...