Earlier this week, Wirepoints warned that the eerie silence in Springfield augured bad news for Illinoisans. Sadly, we were right.
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Illinois media is widely reporting that no news on Illinois’ budget negotiations is good news – that a quiet battleground in the statehouse means all is well. Especially after a nasty near three year impasse between Gov. Bruce Rauner and House Speaker Mike Madigan.
Progressive tax increase proposal faces uphill battle; Meier says he's always been against 'money grab'
Democratic gubernatorial candidate J.B. Pritzker is pushing a progressive tax increase plan for wealthier wage earners in the state and as Republicans line up against it, observers predicted the billionaire businessman’s attempt will be a tough sell.
The impact of Fifth Generation (5G) small cell wireless facility bills becoming law will mean: it does not matter who you are, how affluent you are, where you live, or who you know in "high places," a cell tower can soon be looming in your front yard.
Last Friday, in a move designed to chip away at our bloated state budget by streamlining government operations and eliminating unnecessary expenditures, Gov. Bruce Rauner signed an executive order abolishing 19 government bodies that have been inactive for five years or more.
An executive order abolishing various bodies and committees was signed Friday, a move made to streamline government and save costs, according to Gov. Bruce Rauner's office.
A new poll shows Illinoisans are upset with just about all things political.
Gubernatorial candidates hurling insults instead of addressing 10 trends driving Illinois towards insolvency
With Illinois’ decline in full display for the nation to see, proposals for fiscal and spending reforms should dominate the campaign and political landscape. After all, virtually every budget and economic trend in Illinois is pointing towards insolvency sometime in the near future.
Thanks to the courage of women like Denise Rotheimer and Aliana Hampton the sexual harassment culture perpetuated by the Illinois political ruling class is being exposed and we have the beginnings of a reckoning.
The Illinois Retail Merchants Association is concerned about the continued cuts and devaluing of Medicaid providers as well as its impact on the populations they serve. Pharmacies serve on the front lines when it comes to treating Medicaid patients, especially in areas with few medical options.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
I am disappointed in the Governor’s decision to sign HB40 as the Illinois Republican Party opposes taxpayer-funded abortions.
SPRINGFIELD - Gov. Bruce Rauner has vetoed an internet privacy bill saying it would harm businesses and inhibit innovation without improving protections for consumers.