Gov. Bruce Rauner has said he wants to reduce Amtrak train service in the state starting July 1, but the Illinois Department of Transportation hasn’t informed the national rail line about any cuts.
It’s time for state lawmakers to put together another construction program, says Senate President John Cullerton (D-Chicago), and he says though it’s needed, it won’t be easy to accomplish.
Gov. Nixon could still freeze spending for affected programs.
Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon vetoed a package of special tax breaks Wednesday for power companies, restaurants, computer data centers and other industries.
Money for a possible state takeover of a southeastern Missouri park remains in next year’s proposed state operating budget, but funding for expanding the Medicaid health care program for the poor was left out.
Missouri’s chief executive appears before General Assembly on Monday.
The Citizens’ Utility Board estimates the average homeowner would save up $40 annually without the tax.
The more accurate figure caught the Senate Appropriations Chair Sen. Kurt Schaefer, by surprised who agreed the 15.1 percent cut was the more accurate number.
Governor responds to AFSCME lawsuit
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) __ Lawmakers say Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn has been discussing borrowing billions of dollars to soak up the state’s pool of red ink.