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Hold on to your wallets, Springfield back in session for 2018

With statewide elections in November, the 2018 forecast calls for gridlock.

Judge who overturned Rauner 'fair share' executive order had worked as Madigan staffer in earlier days

Critics of policy decisions that prop up labor organizations at the expense of taxpayers have said it’s no mistake that some of the state's most consequential and political legal battles - contract negotiations, worker pay and union dues - have been filed in “union friendly” St. Clair County.

Kolker sides with state labor in vacating Rauner's nullification of 'fair share'

St. Clair County Associate Judge Chris Kolker has ruled that Gov. Bruce Rauner's executive order prohibiting the collection of union dues from non-union state workers violates collective bargaining agreements.

Taxpayer Federation of Illinois president: 'Legitimate concern' state's middle class could see tax increase from federal bill

CHICAGO – The Democrat-controlled Illinois legislature passed a state income tax increase on all working Illinoisans in July and experts say it could hurt the middle class in addition to the impact on the middle class that's expected to occur if the tax bill currently in Congress passes.

Despite outflow of high earners, Dem gov. candidates push progressive tax

With an entire year until the 2018 election for Illinois governor, instituting a progressive tax is already emerging as a battleground topic in the race.

Appeals court: State must give union workers their pay raises while negotiating new contract

The Fifth District Appellate Court dealt Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner a setback Nov. 6 by ruling in favor of union employees on the question of stepped salary increases, saying whether or not there is a collective bargaining agreement in place, the union workers are owed the regular pay raises, which the state hasn't paid since a contract expired in 2015.

SCOTUS to take up Illinois case challenging power of unions to collect fees from non-union state workers

The U.S. Supreme Court will again wade into the question of whether public sector worker unions can force government employees who don’t wish to join their union to still pay fees, ostensibly for collective bargaining representation.

Rauner's statement on signing abortion funding bill

I understand abortion is a very emotional issue with passionate opinions on both sides. I sincerely respect those who believe abortion is morally wrong. They are good people motivated by principle.

IL GOP statement on HB40

I am disappointed in the Governor’s decision to sign HB40 as the Illinois Republican Party opposes taxpayer-funded abortions.

Rauner vetoes geolocation bill; Business groups cheer

SPRINGFIELD - Gov. Bruce Rauner has vetoed an internet privacy bill saying it would harm businesses and inhibit innovation without improving protections for consumers.

Rauner, state reply to school districts' opposition to dismiss funding dispute

In a response to several school districts’ opposition to their motion to dismiss, defendants named in a school funding dispute argue that it is the “legislature’s exclusive constitutional authority” to allocate state funds.

Fifth District panel sides with Rauner in removing former Harrisburg mayor from Prison Review Board

MOUNT VERNON – Gov. Bruce Rauner has won appellate court approval to remove former Harrisburg mayor Eric Gregg from the Illinois Prisoner Review Board.

Like California, so goes Illinois as sanctuary state

What recourse do law-abiding patriots have when elected officials blatantly show disrespect for our laws?

Gov. Rauner just says no to “overreach” legislation

Kudos to Gov. Bruce Rauner for exercising his amendatory veto power to spare Illinoisans the aggravation and expense of challenging a potentially unconstitutional law.

McCarter: Rauner is 'the best Republican Democrats have ever had'

Calling Gov. Bruce Rauner "the best Republican Democrats have ever had," fellow GOPer State Sen. Kyle McCarter believes the sanctuary state bill signed into law yesterday will negatively affect the governor's re-election hopes.

Rauner issues amendatory veto of unclaimed property bill; Hammers 'overreach of private auditing firms'

SPRINGFIELD - Gov. Bruce Rauner on Friday issued an amendatory veto of a bill requiring insurance companies with electronic records to locate beneficiaries of unclaimed life insurance policies as far back as 2000.

Fifth District hears oral arguments for appeals of Judge LeChien's order on employee pay

The Fifth District Appellate Court heard oral arguments on June 13 in two consolidated appeals stemming from Gov. Bruce Rauner’s declaration that negotiations with the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) have reached impasse and that workers’ contracts have expired.

Work comp study shows Illinois has among highest per-claim average; High in med payments and litigation, too

Despite a decrease of 6.4 percent in the costs for workers' compensations claims since 2010, Illinois still has one of the higher cost-per-claim averages compared to the other states, according to recent analysis.

Illegally hired state employees need to be fired

The abuses perpetrated by Pat Quinn, Mike Madigan, and other insubordinate public servants need to stopped.

Do the Democrats in Springfield really need a bargain?

For almost two years, we’ve heard a litany of excuses for why Illinois does not have a state budget.