Illinois General Assembly

Sponsor of "Granny Cam" Bill: "It's About the Vulnerable""I hope he doesn't veto it, because this bill is about protecting frail and vulnerable seniors," - Illinois Rep. Greg Harris
Wash U. Law Student Joins Illinois LegislatureState Rep. Avery Bourne (R-Pawnee) may be youngest ever to serve in Springfield
Durbin Says He’s Against 'Right to Work' Laws and Doesn’t Want Them in IllinoisDurbin 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.”
Illinois Lawmakers Pass $1B Capital Bill, Adjourn SessionLegislative leaders headed home with several looming issues unaddressed a byproduct, members said, of the upcoming November election.
Illinois Republicans Agree: No Extension on Income Tax HikeThe hike is due to expire at the end of next year. Without it, the state will lose about $5 billion in revenue each year.
Illinois Governor Signs Pension Overhaul Into LawThe overhaul, approved by the General Assembly this week after years of delay and inaction, cuts benefits for most employees and retirees.
Clergy Letter Asks Ill. House to OK Gay MarriageThe Illinois General Assembly returns to Springfield this week and supporters of gay marriage hope the House will take up the bill.
Illinois Horse Tracks Gear Up For Veto Session Online wagering law could expire if action's not taken in Springfield.
Term Limits For Illinois Lawmakers? New analysis finds 60% in General Assembly wouldn't be affected right away.
Ill. Senators Want Gov. Quinn's Gun VerdictThe plea signed by 23 Democrats, including Senate President John Cullerton, said Quinn should "make his intentions known'' so lawmakers have time to react before a July 9 court-ordered deadline for implementing a plan.
Republicans Cry Foul at Illinois Budget Talks"When this budget is tallied up, and we have an ability to examine it, you will see spending increase by almost $2 billion."
Illinois Senate Overrides Gov. Quinn's Veto on Energy BillThe concern on the governor’s part was what he called “unprecedented interference” in the Illinois Commerce Commission’s rate-making authority.

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