AFSCME Council 31, its PAC and AFSCME headquarters are major political players, funneling millions of dollars every year to Democrats or self-proclaimed progressive organizations.View Report
The longtime speaker has held the gavel for 34 of the past 36 years, and maintains procedural powers unheard of in other states.
In the final hours of the 100th General Assembly, some state lawmakers are pushing to send a bill to incoming Gov. J.B. Pritzker that would give pay raises to state department heads.
After sweeping victories for Illinois Democrats in November, Mike Madigan is all but assured an 18th term as speaker of the House of Representatives when new members are sworn in Jan. 9. Madigan has already broken the record for longest-serving state legislative speaker in U.S. history.
New Year brings new laws as the 100thGeneral Assembly ends. Here are a few wins for Illinois taxpayers.
Andrew Hamilton and his consulting firm have collected more than $2 million from eight regional development authorities since 2010.
Lawmakers voted to approve the 1,245-page budget less than 24 hours after it was revealed to the public.
Lawmakers should voluntarily adopt a spending cap to give taxpayers the certainty they deserve.
An investigation in December 2017 found that a convention for municipalities and public agencies ran taxpayers nearly $120,000 in exhibition and hospitality costs. A proposal making its way through the General Assembly would bar state funds from contributing to these excesses.
House members won't return to the Statehouse until the second week of April.
House Bill 4273 would eliminate a loophole in state law that allows lawmakers to receive a month's pay for a day of work.