Illinois House Advances 2015 BudgetHaving given up on extending Illinois' temporary income tax increase -- at least for now -- the Illinois Legislature is moving forward with a scaled-back budget that could lead to layoffs, further delays in paying the state's bills and a post-election vote to make the tax hike permanent or generate some other source of revenue.
Illinois House Committee OKs Fracking Regulation ProposalA proposal that aims to create thousands of jobs in southern Illinois by kick-starting high-volume oil and gas drilling cleared a top committee Tuesday, sending it on to the House floor.
Illinois Lawmakers Warned About State's Fiscal CliffCongress isn’t the only government body facing a “financial cliff.” Illinois lawmakers also are being warned about the state’s dire financial situation, which could get even worse if the federal government has to slash funding to the states.
Panel To Study Illinois' Corporate Tax StructureA new legislative panel has been formed to study Illinois’ corporate tax structure. The commission comes as some of Illinois’ largest companies threaten to leave.
State House Votes To Abolish Workers' Comp SystemThe Illinois House has voted to abolish the state's workers' compensation system, instead shifting such claims to the state's circuit court system.
Bill Pending To Increase Amount Of Ethanol In GasolineA bill that would pave the way for ethanol-based E15 fuel in Illinois is rattling around the Illinois House.
Quinn Still Offering Few Details On Workers' Comp PlanGov. Pat Quinn still says workers' compensation is his biggest legislative priority this month, but he’s still offering few details about when lawmakers will see his plan on the floor.
Lawmaker Seeks Ways To Bring State Budget TogetherOne way or another, the budget numbers have to come together in Springfield.
State Workers' Comp Overhaul AdvancesA proposal to do away with Illinois’ workers’ compensation system has passed a house committee.