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!”
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.
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.
Illinois won’t be allowed to pay state workers in full during an ongoing budget impasse.
The latest reaction in Missouri to the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to legalize marriages between same-sex couples
Missouri health care advocates praised a U.S. Supreme Court ruling Thursday that backs nationwide subsidies under President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul.
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 […]
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.
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.
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.