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Road Salt Provides Impetus for Illinois Spending Agreement
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — The increasing needs of a government without a budget has at least temporarily cut into Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner's resolve to stand firm against spending any state money without a spending agreement.
The Republican governor compromised last week, allowing Democrats who con…
Rauner Frustrated By Lack of Budget Progress
Dave Dahl -- Illinois Radio Network
Almost a year into his term, and a day after his much-ballyhooed budget meeting with the four legislative leaders, Gov. Bruce Rauner shared a realization with reporters.
“We're in this strange place,” he said, “where the legislature just wanted to pass a big spendin…
Little Progress In Meeting of Illinois Leaders
Dave Dahl -- Illinois Radio Network
Once the cameras and microphones were turned off on the big budget meeting in the governor's office Tuesday, the governor and four legislative leaders talked for about an hour.
Some talked more than others, according to Senate Minority Leader Christine Radogno …
Rauner Defends Stance On Temporarily Refusing Syrian Refugees
John Gregory -- Illinois Radio Network
Gov. Bruce Rauner is defending his stance on temporarily stopping Syrian refugees from coming into Illinois, but doesn't explain why he believes he has the authority to do so.
The Refugee Act of 1980 gives the federal government the authority on matters of refuge…
Durbin Continues Push For Syrian Refugees
John Gregory -- Illinois Radio Network
U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) hopes Gov. Bruce Rauner will change his position on Syrian refugees if he meets them face to face.
In a letter to Rauner, Durbin asks him to personally meet some of the hundreds of Syrian refugees who have already resettled in Illin…
Rauner Touts Labor Agreements With 11 More Unions
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Gov. Bruce Rauner's office has reached four-year labor agreements with 11 unions and has criticized one of the larger state-employee unions for not doing the same.
A spokeswoman for the Republican says the unions that agreed to deals announced Wednesday represent m…
Public Budget Meeting Likely To Be More Private
John Gregory -- Illinois Radio Network
The public budget meeting between Gov. Bruce Rauner and the legislative leaders scheduled for today has been pushed back—and likely won’t be so public anymore.
The meeting has been delayed to December 1 so House Speaker Michael Madigan can a…
Poll: Voters Hold Low Opinion of Illinois Lawmakers
Dave Dahl -- Illinois Radio Network
“I don't like the legislature, but I like my own local lawmaker.”
Even that beloved local lawmaker might be on thin ice, if results of a new survey released by Illinois Policy Action are to be believed...

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