Mendoza: Gov. Rauner Lies About Having Balanced BudgetThe state comptroller said his proposal is $700 billion out of balance and that the constitution requires him to propose a level budget.
Gov. Rauner Wants Democrats, Officials To Support Pension LegislationThe governor said Republicans would support laws changing the state’s pension systems and providing $250 million in school pension relief.
Halftime In Springfield, Illinois Still Without A BudgetWith the state legislative session already half over, is Illinois closer to a budget or a government shutdown?
NEIU To Lay Off Student Aides To Save MoneyThe budget impasse in Springfield has forced Northeastern Illinois University to lay off student aides to cut costs.
Court Won't Halt State Employee Paychecks During Illinois Budget ImpasseAttorney General Lisa Madigan argued stopping pay is constitutional and will hasten an agreement.
Gov. Rauner Expresses Optimism In State Of The State AddressIllinoisans live in a state going on 19 months without a budget, but Governor Rauner sounded optimistic at his State of the State Address.
Rauner Will Not Attend Trump Inauguration, His Main Focus Is BudgetGovernor Bruce Rauner said he does not expect President-elect Donald Trump to feel snubbed that he is skipping the fellow Republican’s Inauguration on Friday in Washington, D.C.
Another Year Of Financial Uncertainty Looms For IllinoisPeople and organizations relying on state funds are facing another year of financial uncertainty.
House, Senate Send Stopgap Budget To Gov. RaunerRepublican Gov. Bruce Rauner and Democratic leaders negotiated the agreement to ensure schools open this fall and government services continue when the new fiscal year begins Friday.
Rauner Hoping For One-On-One Meeting With Madigan On BudgetGovernor Bruce Rauner said he's ready to sit down at talk with House Speaker Michael Madigan about budget issues, though he's not publicly suggesting he is backing off any of his previous positions, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.
Gov. Rauner To Give Budget Address As Stalemate ContinuesAfter eight months of operating without a budget, tomorrow Governor Rauner outlines his state spending plan for next year.
Governor Signs Revenue Measure, Freeing Up Billions For Local GovernmentsThe thrust of the bill is to release tax revenue on motor fuel, cellphone calls and more for local governments. There's state funding to help low-income residents pay heating bills and to keep domestic violence shelters open.