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Republican gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner declares victory during his election night gathering on November 4, 2014 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by John Gress/Getty Images)

Rauner Opens Illinois State Fair Despite Not Having Budget

Gov. Bruce Rauner, the former college football quarterback, presaged Friday’s Illinois State Fair kickoff with a pep-rally cheer: “Let’s have fun, let’s open these gates up and celebrate with this fair. Let’s go, 2015!”

08/14/2015

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Illinois Democrats Relent, Adopt ‘Clean’ Federal Funds Bill

The Illinois House agreed Wednesday to unlock $5.2 billion in federal funding for such things as energy assistance, family nutrition and cancer screenings after Democrats backed off their push to include some state spending in the bill.

08/12/2015

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House Panel OKs Federal-Funding Plan Over Rauner’s Protest

What began as a bipartisan effort to distribute $5 billion in federal funds, and keep some Illinois programs afloat despite a budget stalemate, appeared Tuesday to be headed for a veto by Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner amid a continuing financing feud with Democrats in the General Assembly.

08/11/2015

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Judge Bars Full State Worker Pay Without Illinois Budget

Illinois won’t be allowed to pay state workers in full during an ongoing budget impasse.

07/07/2015

WASHINGTON, DC - JUNE 26:  Same-sex marriage supporters rejoice after the U.S Supreme Court hands down a ruling regarding same-sex marriage June 26, 2015 outside the Supreme Court in Washington, DC. The high court ruled that same-sex couples have the right to marry in all 50 states.  (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

The Latest: Missouri Reacts to Gay Marriage Ruling

The latest reaction in Missouri to the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to legalize marriages between same-sex couples

06/26/2015

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Missouri Advocates Praise Ruling for Health Care Subsidies

Missouri health care advocates praised a U.S. Supreme Court ruling Thursday that backs nationwide subsidies under President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul.

06/25/2015

CHICAGO, IL - NOVEMBER 4: Republican gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner declares victory during his election night gathering while incumbent Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn is yet to concede on November 4, 2014 in Chicago, Illinois. Rauner leads by over 170,000 votes with 98 percent reporting. (Photo by John Gress/Getty Images)

Rauner Launches Ads Blasting Democrats as Legislators Meet

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) – Gov. Bruce Rauner launched television ads blasting House Speaker Michael Madigan and other Illinois Democrats as unwilling to cut spending as state legislators returned to Springfield on Tuesday in an overtime […]

06/16/2015

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Impasse Between Rauner, Democrats Continues Over Budget

As legislative leaders acknowledged they’ll blow past their end-of-session deadline without a deal and both sides dug in for a fight that could last well into summer.

05/29/2015

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Union Presses Measure to Prevent Strike, Lockout

Union-friendly Illinois Democrats say Gov. Bruce Rauner has so poisoned contract negotiations with state workers that they pushed legislation Thursday that would prohibit either a strike or the Republican governor locking workers out.

05/28/2015

Right to Work Heads Back to the Missouri House

Missouri Senate Republicans passed the Right to Work Bill after shutting off debate eight hours into a filibuster by Democrats. Now Democrats are threatening to derail the last three days of the legislative session.

05/13/2015

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