Illinois lawmakers have officially adopted a budget for fiscal year 2019. The 1,245-page bill was made public less than five hours before state senators cast their votes and exceeds realistic revenue projections by as much as $1.5 billion. While closer to balanced than many Illinois budgets, the spending plan fails to enact meaningful reforms to...View Report
Gov. Bruce Rauner’s agreement on a contract with the Fraternal Order of Police Labor Council for conservation police officers, as well as 19 other Illinois government-worker unions, demonstrates that it is AFSCME – and not the governor – that is standing in the way of a fair contract for Illinois’ largest group of state workers.