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 added several key communication personnel to his team on Monday, further shaking up his staff following a major political defeat when the Illinois General Assembly overrode his vetoes on a budget and spending plan.
Gov. Bruce Rauner has dug a hole it's going to be tough to climb out of before the 2018 elections, Patrick Hughes, co-founder of the Illinois Opportunity Project, said on the radio show "Illinois Rising" recently.
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.
With a Friday deadline fast approaching, Democrats revealed their version of a budget on Tuesday that House Speaker Michael Madigan (D-Chicago) called a compromise despite leaving out several reforms Republicans had demanded.
As the sixth day day of the special legislative session ended on Monday, Rep. Jeanne Ives (R-Wheaton) asked Democrats in the House chamber whether the persistent lack of progress on a state budget and reforms was some enigmatic strategy.