Posts Tagged ‘ Illinois Senate ’

TRIBUNE: Quinn suspends lawmakers’ salaries in pension dispute

July 10, 2013
TRIBUNE: Quinn suspends lawmakers’ salaries in pension dispute

Gov. Pat Quinn suspends state lawmakers' pay until they come up with a comprehensive solution to the state's public pension mess.

SJ-R: Illinois enacts nation’s final concealed-gun law

July 9, 2013
SJ-R: Illinois enacts nation’s final concealed-gun law

Illinois joined the rest of the nation Tuesday by authorizing its residents to carry concealed weapons.

TRIBUNE: Madigan pension reforms pass House

May 2, 2013
TRIBUNE: Madigan pension reforms pass House

The Illinois House today approved a far-reaching pension reform plan pushed by Speaker Michael Madigan that is headed for an uncertain fate in the Senate.

IFI: Illinois Senate approves massive gambling expansion

May 2, 2013
IFI: Illinois Senate approves massive gambling expansion

Late Wednesday afternoon, the Illinois Senate debated and passed SB 1739 by a vote of 32 to 20.

Minority status in a legislative body is no excuse for inaction

April 23, 2012
Minority status in a legislative body is no excuse for inaction

It’s time for a “brain wave” caucus to form in the Illinois General Assembly. In fact it’s long over due.