Commission on Government Forecasting and Accountability
House Speaker Michael Madigan said Wednesday that his chamber’s effort to pass a budget without first securing all the needed revenue would aid a push to make an income tax hike permanent, but his colleagues in the Senate were not happy with the unusual move.
Plans to a prison and several mental health facilities in Illinois are getting a thumbs down from many lawmakers, but not some say such measures may be necessary.
Former patients, community groups and officials of hospitals in the south suburbs on Tuesday asked a legislative committee not to close the Tinley Park Mental Health Center.
It’s only a recommendation, but a legislative panel says four state facilities targeted by the governor for closure should stay open.
State officials say a new temporary health insurance plan for state employees will increase options and decrease confusion.
You might have heard this before – it’s easier to ask forgiveness than to seek permission. And a state forgiveness program – tax amnesty – was more of a success than predicted.