Gov. JB Pritzker Signs $43 Billion State Budget, Including Plan To Borrow $5 Billion From Federal ReserveThe spending plan essentially maintains budget levels from last year, but does not count on any increased revenue from a proposal to pass a graduated income tax that will appear on Illinois ballots in November.
Illinois Comptroller Susana Mendoza Says State Lawmakers Won't Get Pay RaiseWhile there is no language in the state budget that prohibits a pay raise, it does not provide any money to cover the cost of a pay raise.
Illinois Legislators Told To Get Tested After Bank Of Springfield Arena Staffer Tests Positive For CoronavirusLate Wednesday night, Illinois House Speaker Mike Madigan called on everyone who attended the special session of the Illinois General Assembly last weekend to get tested for the coronavirus or go into a two-week quarantine.
South Shore, Mercy, Trinity, And St. Bernard Hospitals Scrap $1.1 Billion Merger; 'No Path Forward For Our Project'The hospitals asked the Legislature for $110 million for fiscal year 2021 and a total of $520 million over five years to offset losses as they created the system and built a new hospital.
State Budget That Depends On Federal Help, Other Pieces Of Legislation Now Await Gov. Pritzker's SignatureIllinois state lawmakers were back home in their districts for the holiday Monday, after a whirlwind of a special session in Springfield. Two of the winners after votes were cast were the City of Chicago and state restaurant and bar owners.
Illinois Legislators Pass $40 Billion State Budget, Chicago Casino MeasureIllinois state lawmakers this weekend approved an approximately $40 billion state budget that largely maintains spending, along with a plan to push forward a Chicago casino, during an extraordinary special session held amid the coronavirus pandemic.
Illinois GOP Leaders Say Graduated Income Tax Would Hurt Economic Recovery, Want Proposal Removed From November Ballot“If the GOP wants to keep people from voting on this, keep people away from the ballot box, that says something about the lack of confidence in their position,” Gov. JB Pritzker said.
Fight Over Stay-At-Home Order May Be Coming When Illinois General Assembly Meets Next WeekThe subject of when things will reopen from the stay-at-home order to fight the coronavirus pandemic has led to defiance across the state.
Illinois Lawmakers To Return To Springfield Next Week To Debate Budget, Legislation To Address COVID-19 CrisisBoth the Illinois House and Illinois Senate will hold session from May 20 through May 22.
Republican Lawmakers Want More Input On Gov. JB Pritzker's COVID-19 Reopening Plans“With this plan it could be months or even years before the state would fully reopen as we wait for a treatment or vaccine,” said Rep. Dan Brady.
Workers, Illinois Lawmakers Take Issue With Continued Problems With Unemployment Computer SystemSince day one, we have been pushing for answers about the State of Illinois’ overwhelmed computer system.