Madigan Can't Attend Budget Summit, Rauner Postpones ItGov. Bruce Rauner has postponed the Nov. 18 budget summit because a family matter will prevent House Speaker Michael Madigan from attending.
Dunkin Defends Siding With Rauner To Kill 2 Attempts To Thwart Governor's PowerThe Democratic state lawmaker who thwarted House Speaker Michael Madigan’s plan to overrule Gov. Bruce Rauner on two crucial votes this week said he hopes his action helps bring more compromises in Springfield.
CTU Promising Strike Vote If CPS Lays Off TeachersThe Chicago Teachers Union is charging that public school students are being held hostage by the continuing budget battle in Springfield.
Madigan: Rauner Shouldn't "Give Up Hope" Of Reaching Budget Agreement Next MonthHouse Speaker Michael Madigan on Tuesday called on Gov. Bruce Rauner to be more reasonable so a settlement can be reached on the state budget.
Governor, Illinois Lawmakers Agree To Discuss The Budget
Financial Aid For State College Students May Soon DisappearIllinois has now gone 100 days without a budget and today, another shoe drops.
Claypool Still Hopeful For Compromise On Pension Bailout From StateChicago Public Schools CEO Forrest Claypool said he’s not discouraged by Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan’s opposition to a nearly $500 million bailout of the financially-strapped school district.
Cullerton Wants To Restart Budget Talks, Rauner Says He Only Wants More TaxesA day after saying House Speaker Michael Madigan was the only obstacle to reaching a state budget deal, Gov. Bruce Rauner accused the other top Democrat in the General Assembly of refusing to negotiate, even as Senate President John Cullerton was saying the governor and lawmakers need to “hit the reset button” on budget talks.
Rauner Keeps Finger Pointed At Madigan For Budget ImpasseRepublican Gov. Bruce Rauner doubled down Tuesday on his efforts to blame Democratic House Speaker Mike Madigan for the state’s budget impasse, accusing him of stalling any agreement on a spending plan.
Emanuel To Rauner: Stop 'Personalizing' Budget And Pension Fight With MadiganA day after Gov. Bruce Rauner told Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan to either fall in line with his agenda or pass a tax hike on his own, Mayor Rahm Emanuel is warning Rauner that doing so was a bad move.
Governor, Democrats Still At Odds In Face Of Partial Government ShutdownHouse Speaker Michael Madigan (D-Chicago) planned to call for a vote on a $2.3 billion one-month budget to avoid the shutdown, but Gov. Bruce Rauner's office has indicated he would veto any such measure.
State Democrats To Propose Stop Gap Budget Covering Essential ServicesCBS 2's Jim Williams reports both the governor and house speaker are trying to be reassuring, but they remain far apart.