University presidents criticize Gov. Rauner’s fiscal belt-tightening
Bruce Rauner’s budget could reduce number of trains between Chicago & St. Louis
The Senate will now have a chance to consider the legislation, but it’s unclear whether it will pass in that chamber.
Gov. Bruce Rauner’s move to eliminate “fair share” payments from public sector employees who opt out of joining a union, but still get benefits from collective bargaining, is “blatantly illegal,” according to AFSCME Council 31 spokesman Anders Lindall.
Durbin says if the result of a right-to-work law is reducing pay and preventing employees from collectively bargaining over workplace conditions, the idea “doesn’t do workers any favors.”
Republican also says he’s working to find funding for subsidized daycare
“We must avoid slipping further behind other states in the quality of our children’s education, the capacity of our economy to grow, and our ability to care for our state’s most vulnerable,” Rauner told members of the General Assembly.”
Linda Lingle served two terms as governor of Hawaii
Rauner says he doesn’t like to gamble, but he also recognizes the state is losing money to casinos in neighboring states.
New Illinois governor’s staff says state senate never confirmed the posts