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  • 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...
  • SENATE PASSES BILL TO SUPPORT FAMILY CAREGIVERS – AARP URGES HOUSE TO FOLLOW SUIT

    Yesterday, the Illinois Senate passed Senate Bill 1298 – the CARE (Caregiver Advise, Record, Enable) Act - and, in doing so, took a major step toward helping to ensure that family caregivers in Illinois have the resources and training they need to care for their loved ones at home following a hospital stay. Sponsored by Sen. Chapin Rose, Senate Bill 1298 provides an added layer of support for the over 2.4 million family caregivers in Illinois. The bill will now move to the House where Rep. Jer read more...

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