Republican Sen. Ryan Silvey, R-Kansas City, filed legislation Thursday to block the sale or refinancing of bonds by Gov. Jay Nixon to fund a new NFL stadium.
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.”
“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.”
The legislation would make it illegal for mental health specialists to try to change the sexual orientation of anyone under 18 in Illinois.
Rauner says he doesn’t like to gamble, but he also recognizes the state is losing money to casinos in neighboring states.
Governor will ask the General Assembly to provide funding for public safety efforts related to the protests in Ferguson.
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The Illinois Supreme Court decided Thursday not to immediately consider whether voters should get a chance to limit terms for state legislators.
The Illinois Public Health Institute believes that eliminating sugary drinks from the food stamp program would help obesity rates. But a recent report shows that is false.
The Senate bill passed with only two Senators opposing the measure. The House bill passed unanimously.