A Republican Illinois House representative from the 93rd District earlier this week renewed her call for fair maps and pushed support for an independent map-drawing petition following a U.S. Supreme Court decision not to hear gerrymander cases.
Illinois's outgoing Republican governor saw a few of his vetoes overridden during the Fall Veto Session in Springfield and a few new laws have been passed, a QUAD city area lawmaker said in a summary recap released last week.
The number of competitive Illinois state legislative races in the Nov. 6 midterm elections will be 18 more than what it was four years ago as more major-party candidates go head-to-head is districts across the state.
Why would a Democrat appropriate for $63 million in this fiscal budget when there still isn’t a revenue estimate? That was the question some Republican lawmakers asked Rep. Jerry Costello (D-Smithton) at the Thursday House floor debate when he backed HB4290, which pays the oldest Prairie State bill.
HB4237, sponsored by Rep. Jonathan Carroll (D-Northbrook) to alter the Illinois Excellence Fund, would seemingly undermine the $10,000 cap on state and local tax (SALT) deductions placed on charitable contributions by the federal government and hamper private scholarship funding donations, according to some GOP lawmakers.