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House Might Attempt Override of Union-Arbitration Veto
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Illinois House Democrats are trying to line up votes to reverse Gov. Bruce Rauner on legislation they say will keep labor peace.
The Republican governor vetoed the bill in July. It would provide for an arbitrator to step in if contract negotiations break down between the Raun…
Rauner: Democrats Trying to 'Claw Their Way' to Tax Hike
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Gov. Bruce Rauner's office says lawmakers' plan to restore cuts to child care services shows Democrats' resolve to "claw their way to a massive tax hike."
A House committee endorsed a Senate-approved measure Tuesday to restore child care…
Sen. Tom Cotton On Defeating The Iran Deal [AUDIO]
WROK's Hugh Hewitt has returned from his fishing trip to Montana and is right back attacking the big issues of the day. Last night, U.S. Sen. Ton Cotton joined the program to discuss the (at that point) pending Iran deal and what tools are available for the House and Senate to stop such a bad d…
Governor Rauner Makes Moves To Prepare For Unbalanced Budget
 Jim Anderson -- Illinois Radio Network

The governor's office is preparing for life with an unbalanced budget.
The governor's office say it'll close one or two juvenile justice facilities, close the Hardin County Work Camp in Cave-in-Rock, cut off LIHEAP funds, put the freeze on buying new police cars…
Illinois House Democrats Quietly Meeting on School Funding
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — A panel of top Democratic House lawmakers has been quietly meeting to discuss a proposed overhaul of Illinois' dated school funding formula, which, if approved, would direct more state money to poorer rural districts at the expense of wealthier suburban districts.…
Quinn Pushes Tax Hike To House Democrats
Dave Dahl -- Illinois Radio Network
With the legislature set to adjourn May 31 – a deadline in that it takes a three-fifths vote, rather than a simple majority, to pass things – Gov. Pat Quinn assigned himself the job of salesman, with the audience being the 71 members of the Illinois Hou…