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Rep. Fortner explains his vote in support of 32% tax hike budget as “reasonable”

SPRINGFIELD - Republican House member Mike Fortner of West Chicago was one of the 15 Republicans that voted to hike income taxes by 32% Sunday....

Rauner promises to veto Madigan’s latest budget

SPRINGFIELD - Within minutes of 15 Republican House members voting to support House Speaker Mike Madigan's unbalanced budget and a revenue bill that would...

Governor Rauner: A budget compromise I can sign

SPRINGFIELD - From the Old State Capitol, Governor Bruce Rauner told Illinois taxpayers Tuesday evening that a "compromise" budget proposed by Senate Republicans was...

Rhoads: When Diversity is a Code Word for Coercion

By Mark Rhoads -  Billy Bean was an openly gay former Major League Baseball player for the San Diego Padres. Since 2014 Bean has worked...

Illinois Policy Institute’s 7 reasons why state budget proposal fails taxpayers

CHICAGO - Chicago-based Illinois Policy Institute has reviewed the budget proposal that the Illinois General Assembly will be considering next week when they return...

House Democrats pass $40 billion FY 2017 state budget, $7 billion in the red

SPRINGFIELD - With six days left until the May 31st session deadline, and bi-partisan budget working groups still meeting, House Speaker Mike Madigan called...


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