Area Lawmakers React to Illinois Budget Plan | Sugary Beverage Tax Put on Hold

Thursday, July 6, 2017 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews The Illinois House voted 71 to 42 on July 6 to override Gov. Bruce Rauner’s veto of a revenue bill “that will hike the personal income tax rate — while also voting to override two other budget bills,” the Chicago Sun-Times reported on Thursday. For the first time in two years, Illinois has a full budget … Continue reading Area Lawmakers React to Illinois Budget Plan | Sugary Beverage Tax Put on Hold

State and local lawmakers react to Rauner’s ‘Chopping Block’ Budget

Sunday, February 22, 2015 || By Michael Romain  Over the past several days since Gov. Rauner’s Feb. 18 budget address, there has been a tidal wave of reactions from state and local lawmakers–much of them penchant critiques of the governor’s cost-cutting. The Chicago Sun-Times created a handy list of ten areas on “Rauner’s chopping block.” Virtually all of the cuts will affect residents of Proviso … Continue reading State and local lawmakers react to Rauner’s ‘Chopping Block’ Budget