Tag Archives: Illinois Senate

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 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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UPDATE: Senate Overrides Rauner Veto on State Employee Arbitration Bill

The Illinois Senate has voted to override Governor Bruce Rauner’s veto of a bill that would call for binding arbitration between the administration and state employee unions, if contract talks fail.

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Illinois Senate Overrides Rauner Veto on Arbitration Bill

The Illinois Senate has voted to override Governor Bruce Rauner’s veto of a bill that would prevent a lockout or a strike in the current budget stalemate, but would also call for binding arbitration if talks between his administration and state employee unions break down.

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