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[2 Sep 2015 | No Comment | ]

* AP…
The House convenes Wednesday to consider overriding Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner’s veto of a proposal that would put a potential labor-contract impasse in the hands of an outside arbitrator, rather than risk a strike or a lockout. […]
Rauner talked with bravado during his 2014 campaign of shutting down the government to save runaway taxpayer […]

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[2 Sep 2015 | No Comment | ]

* Good news…
Ten months ago, I left full-time reporting.
The respite after 19 years covering Springfield made clear to me that my true professional passion remains with the Fourth Estate, which makes me proud to say today that I’m returning to full-time journalism with a job at Thomson Reuters.
I couldn’t be happier.
The newly created position in […]

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[2 Sep 2015 | No Comment | ]

* You spent a fortune to win the big chair. And now it’s time to make a freaking decision already…
Some who suffer from illnesses such as post-traumatic stress disorder, migraines and irritable bowel syndrome have been eagerly waiting to find out if they’ll be able to use medical marijuana.
But the Rauner administration hasn’t yet […]

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[26 Aug 2015 | No Comment | ]

* AP…
The House spent [Tuesday] working to reverse the Republican governor’s cuts to child care programs and to release $146 million in fuel-tax money to help cities fill potholes — four-tenths of 1 percent of what the state usually spends annually, and the governor lauded a $2.5 million sale of surplus […]

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[20 Aug 2015 | No Comment | ]

* US Sen. Dick Durbin reiterated his support today for US Rep. Tammy Duckworth’s Senate bid. But others are touting one of her opponents…
U.S. Senate candidate Andrea Zopp is more qualified for the post now than President Barack Obama was when he ran for the Senate in 2004, one state senator said Thursday.
“If you […]

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[20 Aug 2015 | No Comment | ]

* From the Human Rights Campaign…
To: Interested Parties
From: John Hagner, Clarity Campaign Labs
Date: August 14, 2015
Subject: IL-10 Voters Show Strong Support for Federal LGBT Non-Discrimination Protections
A new poll conducted by Clarity Campaign Labs on behalf of the Human Rights Campaign shows strong support for a new federal LGBT non-discrimination bill (The Equality Act) in […]

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[20 Aug 2015 | No Comment | ]

* The chamber approved college MAP grant funding at Gov. Rauner’s proposed levels…
The bill would allow up to 130,000 students to continue receiving financial assistance through the program even though the legislature and Gov. Bruce Rauner have been unable to agree on an overall state spending plan. Because of that impasse, […]

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[18 Aug 2015 | No Comment | ]

* From AFSCME Council 31…
August 18, 2015
Dear Lawmaker:
I know the Governor’s office is intensifying pressure on you to sustain his veto of SB 1229, the fair arbitration bill. Unfortunately, his crusade against this bill is based on hyperbole and misinformation. I wanted to respond specifically to some of the key misrepresentations in the governor’s memo […]

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[18 Aug 2015 | No Comment | ]

* From the governor’s office…
To: Members of the General Assembly
From: Bruce Rauner, Governor
Re: SB 1229
Date: August 18, 2015
Beginning tomorrow, you may be asked to consider overriding my veto of Senate Bill 1229. I strongly urge you not to vote to override. This bill is one of the worst pieces of legislation in Illinois history. It […]

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[18 Aug 2015 | No Comment | ]

* Erickson…
During a swing through the Statehouse newsroom Tuesday, the first-term Republican chief executive said he is not getting involved in picking one of the 17 candidates seeking the GOP nomination.
“I am very clearly, specifically staying out of that,” Rauner told reporters before heading out to the Illinois State Fair.
Rauner did say he’s familiar with […]