Posts Tagged: politics

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Back at work: Congress facing busy agenda, funding deadline

WASHINGTON (AP) — Lawmakers return to Washington on Tuesday with a long to-do list for summer and a government funding deadline coming this fall. Re...
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Governor Rauner vetoes lawmaker salary increase

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) – Gov. Bruce Rauner has struck down cost-of-living salary increases for lawmakers as Illinois begins a fiscal year withou...
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Democrats to propose 1-month budget for essential services

( KTRS ) The state’s most powerful Democrat says the Illinois House will approve a temporary budget to ensure continued services as a new fiscal...
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Missouri Supreme Court upholds farming, gun rights measures

( KTRS ) Missouri’s Supreme Court has upheld two constitutional amendments guaranteeing the right to farm and the right to bear arms. The judges...
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Illinois politicians, state agencies, prepare for possible government shutdown

Governor Rauner wants changes that he wants changes that he says would make it less expensive to do business in the state
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Governor Rauner works to ensure state employees continue to get paid

CHICAGO (AP) – Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner is trying to reassure state employees they will continue to be paid for working if there’s no st...
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Healthcare union takes aim at Governor as budget standoff continues

CHICAGO (AP) – A health care workers union is launching television ads criticizing Gov. Bruce Rauner for proposed budget cuts. Service Employees...
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Health care workers launch attack ads aimed at Governor Rauner

Democrats acknowledged the budget is billions short on revenue and want Rauner to support taxes to prevent cuts
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Missouri lawmakers: Nixon to veto student transfers bill

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) – Multiple Missouri lawmakers say Democratic Gov. Jay Nixon will veto a bill aimed at revamping the state’s stude...
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Clinton says Confederate flag has no place in US

( KTRS ) Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton says last week’s slaughter of nine black church members in Charleston, South C...