Thursday, April 26, 2018
rauner

Rauner Vetoes Pay Raise For Illinois Caregivers

Source: Monique Garcia of The Chicago Tribune Rauner Vetoes $15/hour Wage For Caregivers Of Developmentally Disabled Gov. Bruce Rauner on Friday used his veto powers on several bills aimed at increasing help for the state's most vulnerable, rejecting measures that would...
mile

Illinois Drivers Could Be Taxed By The Mile

Tax Illinois drivers by the mile? Source - Mike Riopell of the The Daily Herald A new proposal to pay for fixing Illinois' roads could use devices to track how far Illinois drivers have traveled and tax them by the mile. The...
auditor

Illinois Auditor General Under Criminal Investigation

Source: Edgar County Watchdogs: Illinois Leaks Illinois Auditor General Frank Mautino - “Criminal” investigation is official Over the past month, we have attempted to get confirmation that Auditor General Frank Mautino’s claimed cooperation with the US Attorney’s investigation was, in fact,...
children

Additional Revenue Can Be Used To Invest In Illinois’ Children

Source: Tasha Green Cruzat via State Journal Register Guest Column: Additional revenue can be used to invest in Illinois' children This week, Gov. Bruce Rauner will deliver his 2017 State of the State address to legislators. I liken the state to...
veto

Rauner Vetoes 3.9B College and Public Service Funding

Source: Doug Finke of GateHouse Media Illinois Rauner vetoes $3.9B in spending for colleges, human services SPRINGFIELD — Gov. Bruce Rauner Friday vetoed a bill that would have provided $3.9 billion in spending authority to cover human services and higher education costs. Rauner...
healthcare

Rauner Creates Task Force To Root Out Health Care Fraud

Governor creates task force to root out health care fraud Source - ILnews.org With $19 billion a year spent on taxpayer-funded Medicaid programs and state-employee health insurance plans, Illinois’ governor hopes to root out waste, fraud and abuse. Gov. Bruce Rauner said...
government

Local Government Has Run Amok In Illinois

It’s time to consolidate local government in Illinois Source - Austin Berg of Illinois News Network Illinois has nearly 7,000 units of local government. That’s the highest count of any state in the nation, and the runner-up is not even close. One...
springfield

Worst of Springfield Sewers, Roads Being Repaired

Worst of Springfield sewers, roads being repaired Source - State Journal Register Spring’s arrival means Springfield residents can expect roads to be torn up or closed off for various reasons. Crews have been doing subterranean work along Monroe Street recently, part of...
budget

IL Comptroller Proposes “No Budget, No Pay” Bill

Source: Austin Berg of IllinoisPolicy.org Comptroller Proposes "No Budget, No Pay" Bill For Illinois Lawmakers Illinois Comptroller Leslie Munger announced on Aug. 17 a “No Budget, No Pay” bill that would link the salaries of state lawmakers to one of their...
lottery

Rauner Seeking New Private Firm To Manage State Lottery

Source: Sophia Tareen of Associated Press Illinois seeking new private manager for state's lottery Aiming to avoid past troubles, Gov. Bruce Rauner announced Thursday that the state is seeking bids for a new private manager to run the Illinois Lottery after moving...

BREAKING NEWS

Sarahah Quietly Uploads Your Entire Address Book

Source: The Intercept Hit App Sarahah Quietly Uploads Your Entire Address Book Sarahah, an app that lets people sign up to receive anonymized, candid messages, has...