Tag Archives: Illinois House

Madigan Cancels Scheduled Session Day… Again

The General Assembly was supposed to have been in “continuous session” for the month of June, but it has yet to meet in Springfield.

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Rauner Vetoes Binding Arbitration Bill for 2nd Time

Governor Bruce Rauner’s office this afternoon announced that he has vetoed a bill that would call for binding arbitration in the event of impasse between the administration and State of Illinois employee unions.

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Rauner: I’ll Pay for Special Session

Governor Bruce Rauner took an unprecedented step in Illinois politics on Wednesday by announcing that he was considering paying for a special session of the General Assembly, should one become necessary to solve the state’s budget impasse.

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Bill Proposed in Illinois Senate to Force Weekly Meetings Between Governor and Legislative Leaders During Budget Impasse

A freshman state senator has introduced a bill that would require Governor Bruce Rauner and the four legislative leaders to meet each week until the budget impasse is resolved.

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House Returns to Springfield to Take Up Binding Arbitration Bill Override

The Illinois House returns to Springfield today and could take up an effort to override Governor Bruce Rauner’s veto on a bill that would force binding arbitration between the state’s largest employee union and the Rauner administration.

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House Committee Advances Child Care Funding Restoration

An Illinois House committee on Tuesday signed off on a Senate-backed measure to restore cuts to state child care assistance programs, in a move that is drawing sharp criticism from Governor Bruce Rauner’s administration.

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