News

  • Common Core and PARCC Testing Townhall Meeting

    Join State Sen. Jason Barickman and State Sen. Chapin Rose at a Common Core and PARCC Testing Townhall meeting in Normal on April 6. read more...
  • Budget Fix heads to Governor

    After weeks of negotiations, Gov. Rauner and legislative leaders agreed to a solution during the week to patch a massive $1.6 billion hole in the current-year budget. The legislative package, which is contained in two separate bills, passed with strong bipartisan majorities in both chambers and is now headed to the Governor for his signature. read more...
  • Film studio returns grant

    A Chicago-based film studio has returned an eyebrow-raising $10 million grant after Gov. Rauner demanded its return. A Senate Republican lawmaker has requested the Attorney General look into the matter. read more...
  • Senate Executive Committee advances major bills

    Senate Republican leader Christine Radogno (R-Lemont) moved two health-related bills through the Executive Committee during the week. read more...
  • Bobcat season, round two

    Last year, former Gov. Quinn vetoed bipartisan legislation to create a bobcat hunting/trapping season, which was proposed by his own Department of Natural Resources. Now both the Senate and House Agriculture Committees have once again advanced similar legislative proposals. read more...

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