Week in Review for June 14, 2019

Jun 14, 2019
ABORTIONGovernor Pritzker approves massive abortion expansion law. Governor JB Pritzker signed legislation Wednesday that will massively expand abortion access in Illinois.Senate Bill 25, the so-called "Reproductive Health Act," makes... Read more

Week in Review for End of Session 2019

Jun 7, 2019
BUDGETBipartisan, balanced budget passed after inclusion of House Republican-backed business reforms. As the General Assembly's May 31 scheduled adjournment approached, intense negotiations took place in a bipartisan, bicameral effort... Read more

Week in Review for May 24, 2019

May 24, 2019
TAXESDemocrats advance graduated tax hike legislation. On Monday evening, the Democrat majority passed a graduated income tax amendment out of the House Revenue and Finance Committee, over Republican objections.SJRCA... Read more

Week in Review for May 17, 2019

May 17, 2019
TAXESHouse Republicans: A tax increase is not necessary to achieve a balanced FY20 budget. Illinois House Republicans held a press conference Thursday at the Capitol to reiterate the message that... Read more

Week in Review for May 10, 2019

May 10, 2019
TAXESDurkin: "We have the money to balance the budget without new taxes." On Wednesday, House Republican Leader Jim Durkin, along with Deputy Leaders Dan Brady and Tom Demmer, held... Read more

Week in Review for May 3, 2019

May 3, 2019
TAXESSenate Democrats Advance Massive Tax Increase. On Wednesday, May 1st, Illinois Senate Democrats passed a graduated tax package out of the Senate that would increase taxes by more than... Read more

Week in Review for April 26, 2019

Apr 26, 2019
TAXESHouse Republicans continue pushback against Pritzker tax hike. The graduated income tax proposed by Governor JB Pritzker would enable future governors of Illinois and Illinois General Assemblies to enact... Read more

Week in Review for April 12, 2019

Apr 15, 2019
TAXES Democrats advance tax hike in state Senate. Language to amend the state Constitution and enable a $3.4-billion tax hike on middle-income families and businesses was approved by Democratic... Read more

Week in Review for April 5, 2019

Apr 5, 2019
TAXESHouse Republicans Renew Opposition to Pritzker's Tax Hike. In a Capitol press conference on Tuesday, State Representatives Grant Wehrli, Mark Batinick and Jeff Keicher renewed their opposition to Illinois... Read more

Week in Review for March 29, 2019

Apr 1, 2019
CHICAGOMcAuliffe Files Legislation Prohibiting Film Tax Credit for Employers of Jussie Smollett. In response to the surprising decision by prosecutors to drop the case against Chicago actor Jussie Smollett,... Read more

Week in Review for March 22, 2019

Mar 22, 2019
DOWNSTATEPush to reopen minimum-security unit within Tamms Correctional Center. The 700-bed facility, which contains a minimum-security work camp, used to support hundreds of jobs in economically-challenged Alexander County in far... Read more

Week in Review for March 15, 2019

Mar 15, 2019
TAXESTax Foundation finds Pritzker tax proposal would have devastating effect on Illinois economy. Illinois, which is already one of the highest-taxed states in the nation in terms of sales taxes... Read more

Week in Review for March 8, 2019

Mar 8, 2019
TAXESGov. Pritzker proposes a $3.4 billion tax hike on Illinois families and businesses. On Thursday, March 7, Governor J.B. Pritzker finally unveiled his plan for a graduated income tax in... Read more

Week in Review for February 22, 2019

Feb 22, 2019
BUDGET Gov. Pritzker's Tax, Borrow & Spend Budget More of the Same Failed Democratic Playbook. Governor J.B. Pritzker delivered his first Budget and State of the State Address to a... Read more

Week in Review for February 15, 2019

Feb 15, 2019
GENERAL ASSEMBLY Representative Bourne leads appointment of new Legislative Inspector General. Rep. Avery Bourne led a bipartisan, bicameral group of legislators in the selection of a person with trusted... Read more

Week in Review for February 1, 2019

Feb 1, 2019
GENERAL ASSEMBLYHouse Republicans oppose Madigan's Rules. One of the first legislative actions of the Illinois House in the 101st General Assembly occurred this week, with the consideration and adoption... Read more

Week in Review for January 25, 2019

Jan 25, 2019
GENERAL ASSEMBLYLeader Durkin, House Republicans Introduce Fair Maps Amendment. House Republican Leader Jim Durkin announced this week that he, along with the entire House Republican caucus, has filed HJRCA... Read more

Week in Review

Jan 18, 2019
GENERAL ASSEMBLYDurkin appoints Leadership Team for 101st General Assembly. On Wednesday, Illinois House Republican Leader Jim Durkin announced the appointment of his Leadership team for the 101st General Assembly. Congratulations... Read more

Week in Review for January 11, 2019

Jan 11, 2019
GENERAL ASSEMBLYInauguration of 101st General Assembly. The new session of the state legislature will be the first group of lawmakers to meet in Illinois' third century. The House... Read more

Week in Review for December 22, 2018

Dec 22, 2018
BUDGETCGFA issues National Rankings Survey. The December 2018 year-end report, compiled by the Commission on Government Forecasting and Accountability (CGFA), is intended to show how the state of Illinois compares... Read more