Rauner Launches Re-Election Tour, Sets Sights On Madigan AgainThe governor said he would try to roll back the income tax approved over his veto earlier this year.
House Sets Vote To Override Budget Veto; Rauner Calls Tax Hike "Two-By-Four Across The Foreheads"House Speaker Michael Madigan’s office has said the override vote will happen Thursday, when the chamber reconvenes at 1:30 p.m.
Illinois Enters 3rd Year Without Budget; But New Hope Emerges For End To ImpasseTest vote on House Democrats' spending plan passes 90-25, but lawmakers will blow through midnight deadline for budget deal.
At Issue: Tio Hardiman Discusses Clash Between Rauner And Madigan, Governor's RaceLong-shot candidate for Governor, Tio Hardiman said people in Illinois need for the "Clash of the Titans" between the Governor and the House Speaker must end, so the budget standoff can too.
Speaker Madigan Names Lawmakers To Work With Rauner On Non-Budget Agenda ItemsThe speaker has appointed four leading Democrats to work with the governor on to find areas of Rauner's agenda on which they can compromise.
Gov. Rauner, Speaker Madigan Have Rare Face-To-Face MeetingBoth sides in the intense political duel issued carefully worded statements about the budget-related meeting today in Springfield.
Illinois Senate Cancels Budget Votes; Leader Blames RaunerThe Illinois Senate's top Democrat abruptly canceled critical votes Wednesday on a plan to end the state's historic budget stalemate, accusing Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner of sabotaging a compromise that had been months in the making.
Expert: Possible Thompson Center Sale Is Small, Positive SignThe move by Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan to advance the possible sale of the Thompson Center is a positive sign, according to the head of the Civic Federation.
Lawmakers Return To Springfield With Senate Budget Deal In The WorksIllinois lawmakers were headed to Springfield on Monday for the final two days of session before a new General Assembly is sworn in, and a possible Senate budget deal could be brought up for a vote.
Rauner Optimistic About Word Of Possible Budget DealGov. Bruce Rauner said Friday he was “heartened” by reports that state Senate leaders have made progress toward a deal to end the state budget stalemate.
Rauner Calls Off Leaders' Meetings Until Democrats Present Budget PlanIt appears Gov. Bruce Rauner and the state’s four legislative leaders won’t be meeting again Thursday as planned to discuss the ongoing budget impasse.
State Budget Stalemate Drags On With No Deal In SightGov. Bruce Rauner and the state’s top four lawmakers seemed to meet in vain Tuesday, attempting to end a two-year budget standoff, but they’ll give it another shot Thursday.