Emanuel Praises Lawmakers For Overriding Rauner Veto Of Pension Relief PlanMayor Rahm Emanuel applauded Illinois lawmakers Tuesday, a day after the legislature overrode Gov. Bruce Rauner’s veto of legislation to provide the city with short-term relief in funding police and fire pensions.
Rauner Wants Temporary Budget Fix Amid StalemateIllinois Gov. Bruce Rauner proposed a short-term budget fix on Tuesday in a last-ditch effort to give the state some temporary stability during a nearly yearlong spat between the Republican and Democratic lawmakers over a spending plan.
Lawmakers Override Rauner's Veto Of Chicago Pension Relief PlanChicago taxpayers will save $1 billion on police and fire pension costs in the short term under a law the General Assembly approved Monday after some House Republicans bucked their governor, who had railed against it as a ridiculous expansion of the Illinois' growing pension hole.
Hope Of Illinois Budget Agreement Before Deadline DimsIllinois lawmakers signaled Monday they won't have a budget deal before a key deadline, leaving the state hurtling toward another fiscal year without a spending plan and bringing further uncertainty to public schools, colleges, and social services providers.
Election-Year Politics Dim Hopes Of Illinois Budget DealThe emails started arriving as heads were still spinning in the state Capitol over Democrats ramming through a state budget proposal. The missives from Republicans on Wednesday accused the majority party of approving a plan that's out of balance by $7 billion.
Illinois Legislature Meets Sunday As Session's End LoomsIllinois legislative leaders are meeting again with Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner on Sunday to try to settle a dispute that has left the state without a budget for 11 months, but the chances that they'll find agreement before the Legislature adjourns in two days are slim.
Emanuel Blasts Gov. Rauner For Vetoing City Pension-Relief MeasureThe governor says a bill to reduce some of Chicago's obligations for the next five years would harm taxpayers in the long run.
Gov. Rauner Signals Support Of Medical Marijuana ExpansionRepublican Bruce Rauner has previously rejected attempts at expansion.
CPS Leadership, Parents, Students To Rally For More Funding In SpringfieldThe rally comes just hours after the Illinois House approved Speaker Michael Madigan’s budget plan, which would add $700 million for public schools statewide, including $287 million in additional funding for CPS.
House Democrats Defy Governor Rauner, Push Own BudgetAmid howls of protest from Republicans, the Democratic-led Illinois House passed a spending plan for next year Wednesday without considering any of the pro-business legislation GOP Gov. Bruce Rauner wants as part of a deal to end an historic budget stalemate.
Rauner Presses Lawmakers To Reach 'Grand Compromise' On BudgetAs state lawmakers head into the home stretch of the spring session, Gov. Bruce Rauner is urging them to approve a budget, along with pro-business reforms he has been seeking.
School Superintendents Ask Rauner To Back Change In Funding FormulaSuburban and downstate school superintendents are among those urging the governor to support legislation that would change the way education funds are distributed in Illinois, and the Rauner Administration is responding.