No other state’s constitution or labor laws are like Illinois’ – broadly allowing government unions to override statutes simply by negotiating contrary provisions into collective bargaining agreements. Illinois may not be alone for long.View Report
Illinois lawmakers are currently paid for the entire month, even if they resign before the end of it. A new bill could change that.
Polling of likely voters shows why some Democratic Illinois House members could regret voting for the governor’s graduated income tax.
Selling family farmland to pay Illinois’ estate tax could end if a pair of bills take root in the General Assembly.
Democrats in the Illinois House are leading the push for a constitutional amendment that would require the state to balance its budget – a feat state lawmakers haven’t achieved since 2001.