House Speaker Mike Madigan
Illinois State Treasurer Dan Rutherford said Tuesday that he’s encouraged by the atmosphere around the Capitol this year as budget negotiations heat up.
The ideas of saving state money by combining school districts and eliminating the regional offices of education seem to be on their way to the recycle bin, maybe in the section marked “Easier Said than Done.”
Illinois House Republicans want to change the Illinois Constitution to put an end to the General Assembly’s lame duck sessions following an election.
Illinois lawmakers left Springfield on Friday without voting on a major income tax hike as Democratic leaders tried to drum up support for a plan aimed at solving the state’s budget mess.