Illinois passed historic education funding reform in late August, but the foundation upon which it is built is faulty and doomed to collapse, Hoover Institute fellow and Stanford University Prof. Eric Hanushek said on the “Illinois Rising” radio program recently.
Chicago Public Schools (CPS) should have already learned the lessons of poor financial management, Ted Dabrowski, vice president of policy at the Illinois Policy Institute, contended on a recent episode of "Illnois Rising."
Members of the Illinois Manufacturers' Association are dumbfounded by the lack of business reform progress by the General Assembly, the group's president and CEO Greg Baise said in a radio interview with "Illinois Rising" recently.
Gov. Bruce Rauner’s office has lost or terminated 21 staffers in the wake of the passage of a contentious budget plan and an unpopular tax hike on July 6, which many saw as a major political defeat for Rauner and many GOP lawmakers.
Gov. Bruce Rauner recently added several key communication personnel to his team, further shaking up his staff following a major political defeat when the Illinois General Assembly overrode his vetoes on a budget and spending plan.
Illinois has its first budget in more than two years after the House voted on Thursday to override Gov. Bruce Rauner’s vetoes of three contentious bills that made it through both chambers in a special extended session.
The Statehouse was on security lockdown earlier today after a substance was allegedly thrown at Gov. Bruce Rauner’s office, as well as the Lt. governor's office and the House gallery. Rauner was not in the building at the time of the threat.
After a bipartisan meeting with legislative leaders on Sunday night, House Speaker Michael Madigan (D-Chicago) described Gov. Bruce Rauner's demands for a property tax freeze another way the governor is pushing his agenda ahead of the real needs of Illinoisans.