Taxes & Spending

McConchie proposes giving comptroller authority to delay lawmaker pay
Mar 24, 2017

Following a Cook County judge’s ruling Thursday that state lawmakers must be paid despite there...

Legalizing marijuana in Illinois faces political hurdles, many questions
Mar 24, 2017

NOTE: We're holding a virtual town hall meeting at 11 a.m. Tuesday, March 28, with experts on thi...

Illinois lawmakers propose legalizing, taxing recreational marijuana amid budget woes
Mar 22, 2017

Two Democratic lawmakers have proposed legalizing, regulating and taxing recreational marijuana i...

Rauner and Mendoza continue to play blame game over state finances
Mar 20, 2017

The bitter quarrel between Illinois Comptroller Susana Mendoza and Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner s...

Only in Illinois: Rauner-Mendoza feud intensifies, voter registration bill moves ahead
Mar 17, 2017

This week in Illinois politics kicked off with new escalation in the bitter feud between Gov. Bru...

Hey Indiana lawmakers: Thanks for nothing!!!
Mar 16, 2017

Two years ago Indiana was in the middle of a level five political hurricane called RFRA. A few ye...

What's behind the struggle to fund Chicago Public Schools' teacher pensions?
Mar 15, 2017

(Editor’s Note: This is part of an occasional series delving into the details and possible effe...

Is your Illinois township worth its size and payroll?
Mar 15, 2017

  With nearly 7,000 units of local government in Illinois, it can be difficult for res...

Campaign email shows Team Rauner's tone deafness to budget disaster
Mar 14, 2017

OPINION SPRINGFIELD -- On Saturday, I read in The State Journal-Register that the Wells Center...

Reeder to Rauner: It's time to stand for something
Mar 13, 2017

SPRINGFIELD – There is an old Marine saying that goes something like this: Lead, follow or get ...

College communities are being crushed by the Illinois budget impasse
Mar 13, 2017

Opinion Each day without a budget in Illinois, our college communities move a bit closer towar...

Rauner's court strategy: Power grab or biggest legal stretch ever?
Mar 10, 2017

If Attorney General Lisa Madigan succeeds in convincing the Illinois Supreme Court to consider or...

Fact Check: Rauner claim of balanced-budget plan defies definition
Mar 09, 2017

This article also appears on the website of PolitiFact Illinois, an exclusive partnership bet...

Dear Bruce: I'm breaking up with you
Mar 08, 2017

Dear Bruce Rauner, I’m breaking up with you.  Because ours has been a committed relationshi...

Lisa Madigan seeks immediate Supreme Court hearing on state employee pay
Mar 07, 2017

Attorney General Lisa Madigan wants to put her motion seeking to halt state employee paychecks on...


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