All of the Democrats hoping to unseat Gov. Bruce Rauner in 2018 are backing Speaker of the House Michael Madigan's budget goal of raising taxes rather than enacting reforms, a Madigan spokesman told the Chicago Tribune recently.
Rep. Lindsay Parkhurst (R-Kankakee) and 39 of her colleagues have penned a letter to Lisa Madigan, asking the state's attorney general to enforce law by requiring the General Assembly to adopt a revenue estimate for a state budget.
Sen. Andy Manar (D-Bunker Hill) is demanding a state investigation after the Kankakee Times reported on the anticipated district-by-district financial impact of his Senate Bill 1, which promises to change the state's formula for dispensing money to public schools.
Financial expert Mark Glennon of Wilmette says in his analysis of a new study on state and local pensions that the options available to reduce the substantial obligations facing Illinois funds include amending the state constitution or going through federal bankruptcy.
Most residents in Illinois' 79th District are proponents of a property tax freeze and a change in the way schools are funded, according to the results of a survey sent out by Rep. Lindsay Parkhurst (R-Kankakee).
Rep. Lindsay Parkhurst (R-Kankakee) is urging the House to follow the Senate and approve a measure meant to strip survivor pension benefits from beneficiaries convicted of felonies related to their spouse’s service.
Sen. Andy Manar (D-Bunker Hill) and his Democratic colleagues are demanding an investigation after the Kankakee Times reported on the anticipated financial impact of Senate Bill 1 on school funding, a controversial proposal widely supported by Democrat legislators.
The Illinois State Board of Elections slapped a $5,000 fine on Auditor General Frank Mautino's campaign committee on Monday for failing to comply with board order to update financial disclosure reports filed in 2014 and 2015.