#3301 - 2017 Fall Veto Session

The fall veto session of the Illinois General Assembly was overshadowed by what women lawmakers, lobbyists, and others called a “pervasive environment of sexual harassment” as the Harvey Weinstein scandal put the issue squarely in focus at statehouses across the country this fall.

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#3209 - Illinois Budget Enacted

The Illinois House and Senate have overridden Governor Bruce Rauner’s vetoes of a five-billion-dollar income tax hike to fund a $36-billion -dollar budget ending the state’s historic two-year budget impasse.

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#3208 - End of Scheduled Session Wrap-up

Illinois is entering its third year without a formal budget in place after the Illinois House adjourned without taking action on a new spending plan for the year that starts July first.

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#3207 - Senate Democrats Approve Budget

Senate Democrats have approved a $37.3 billion budget for FY 2018 and the taxes to fund it but its fate remains uncertain in the Illinois House

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#3206 - Grand Bargain Inches Forward

The Illinois Senate advanced parts of the so-called Grand Bargain in Springfield in hopes of ending the state’s nearly two-year old budget impasse, but a final agreement remains elusive.

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