Soda Tax Opponents Expect Repeal Vote Can Pass, But Veto LikelyA vote on Commissioner Richard Boykin’s plan to repeal the tax has been scheduled for Tuesday in the county board’s Finance Committee.
Governor Rauner Talks To Lawmakers Ahead Of House Vote On School Funding BillThe Illinois House is scheduled to vote on Wednesday whether to override Governor Rauner’s veto of a school funding package. The state senate overrode the Governor on Sunday.
Cullerton Warns Of "Dire Consequences" If House Doesn't Override Budget VetoA bipartisan coalition in the Illinois House must hold together in order to override the governor’s veto of a $36 billion budget deal.
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.
School Board To Vote On Revised CPS Budget, Even With $215M HoleDespite a massive budget hole and no apparent way to fill it, the Chicago Board of Education was set to vote Wednesday on an operating budget for the Chicago Public Schools for the current school year.
Rauner Vetoes $215 Million In Pension Aid For Chicago Public SchoolsThe parties agreed to that funding in June on the condition that lawmakers would work on a separate plan to overhaul a statewide pension system that's more than $100 billion in debt.
Illinois Lawmakers Plan Veto Overrides Before Session EndsIllinois lawmakers have three more days to attempt to overturn vetoes by Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner before their brief fall session concludes.
Democrats Slam Rauner For Veto Of Automatic Voter RegistrationDemocratic state lawmakers and others have lashed at Gov. Bruce Rauner, for his veto of legislation that would allow for automatic voter registration when people get their driver’s licenses.
Lawmakers Override Rauner's Veto Of Chicago Pension Relief PlanChicago taxpayers will save $1 billion on police and fire pension costs in the short term under a law the General Assembly approved Monday after some House Republicans bucked their governor, who had railed against it as a ridiculous expansion of the Illinois' growing pension hole.
Rauner Administration Won't Add More Ailments To Medical Marijuana ProgramGov. Bruce Rauner's administration issued a broad rejection Thursday of expanding the list of diseases that can be treated with medical marijuana in Illinois, refusing to add osteoarthritis, migraine, post-traumatic stress disorder and eight other health problems.
Rauner Vetoes Most Of State Budget, Cites $4 Billion DeficitThe governor blamed House Speaker Michael Madigan and Senate President John Cullerton for sending him a spending plan that is nearly $4 billion short on revenue.
Quinn Vetoes State Ride-Sharing RegulationsTaxicab companies and others seeking statewide regulation of the emerging ridesharing industry pushed for a legislative override Monday after Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn vetoed measures that would have imposed background checks and insurance requirements on some drivers.