Racism and white supremacists are not welcome in Illinois in any shape or form, Rep. Peter Breen (R-Lombard) said on Wednesday in joining his House colleagues' condemnation of hate groups such as neo-Nazis and the Ku Klux Klan.
Reps. Peter Breen (R-Lombard) and Jeanne Ives (R-Wheaton) took House Democrats to task on Wednesday for calling a vote on an amendment to SB1947, a bill addressing chronic school absenteeism, rather than taking up the state's public education measure, Senate Bill 1.
House Minority Leader Jim Durkin (R-Western Springs) attacked Democrats on Wednesday for in effect forcing Gov. Bruce Rauner to call a second special legislative session this summer, this time to deal with education funding.
Gov. Bruce Rauner’s office has lost or terminated 21 staffers in the wake of the passage of a contentious budget plan and an unpopular tax hike on July 6, which many saw as a major political defeat for Rauner and many GOP lawmakers.
Gov. Bruce Rauner recently added several key communication personnel to his team, further shaking up his staff following a major political defeat when the Illinois General Assembly overrode his vetoes on a budget and spending plan.
Illinois has its first budget in more than two years after the House voted on Thursday to override Gov. Bruce Rauner’s vetoes of three contentious bills that made it through both chambers in a special extended session.
The Statehouse was on security lockdown earlier today after a substance was allegedly thrown at Gov. Bruce Rauner’s office, as well as the Lt. governor's office and the House gallery. Rauner was not in the building at the time of the threat.
A $5.4 billion tax hike bill is a “blackmail budget” that offers no reforms to get Illinois out of its deep troubles, Rep. Peter Breen (R-Lombard) told the House on Sunday before the chamber passed Senate Bill 9, which would increase state tax rates by 33 percent.