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  • Dems pass status quo budget, ignore reform opportunities

    Governor Rauner and Republican lawmakers have repeatedly offered to negotiate and compromise on the state’s fiscal issues, beginning with discussions centered on much-needed structural reforms to state government. However, repeated attempts to work in good faith with Democrat legislators have been rebuffed in favor of the same failed budget policies that have dominated Illinois finances for more than a decade. read more...
  • Pro-jobs reform killed by Senate Democrats

    Significant portions of Gov. Bruce Rauner and Senate Republicans’ pro-jobs reform agenda were stalled this week by entrenched opposition from Democrat lawmakers in control of the General Assembly. read more...
  • Democrats refuse reform with action AND inaction

    Sometimes, a smaller anecdote can illustrate a larger truth – that’s the case with three bills flying below the radar during a hectic pre-adjournment week. read more...
  • Memorial wall at Illinois Capitol honors IL military sacrifice

    On Monday – Memorial Day – Senate Republicans unveiled a special Remembrance Wall in the halls of the Illinois Capitol. The display highlights photographs, mementos, memorials, and stories from friends and loved ones of deceased veterans. The display also features a collage of digital memorials, submitted online from hundreds of veteran families from around Illinois, as well as a space for in-person visitors to write and post their own memorial. read more...
  • Streamlining Illinois’ adoption process

    As a follow-up to 2013 legislation to speed up the adoption process for youth with “unfit” biological parents, a similar bill relating to foreign adoptions is advancing through the General Assembly. read more...

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