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Lee County Warns Of Possible 911 Problems – 6/22/17

June 22nd, 2017

>>Lee County Warns Of Possible 911 Problems

Lee County officials are the latest to warn that they may lose 911 service if the governor doesn’t sign a new law. Lee County 911 Director Shelley Dallas yesterday said she fears people may dial 911 and not be connected. The issue is a new law that doubles the 911 fee on phone bills across Illinois, but also would give the city of Chicago millions of dollars from that fee to pay for pensions. Governor Rauner has the law on his desk, but hasn’t indicated what he plans to do.

Madigan: Democrats Are Reviewing Latest Budget – 6/22/17

June 22nd, 2017

>>Madigan: Democrats Are Reviewing Latest Budget

Illinois now has nine days to come to terms on a budget. Democratic House Speaker Mike Madigan yesterday told reporters at the Capitol in Springfield that they are ‘reviewing’ the latest budget offer from Republicans. Lawmakers spent less than ten minutes on yesterday’s first day of special session. Illinois faces a series of dire consequences if the state doesn’t have a budget by the end of the month.

Illinois House In And Out Of Special Session In Under 10 Minutes – 6/22/17

June 22nd, 2017

>>Illinois House In And Out Of Special Session In Under 10 Minutes

You can’t even get a pizza that fast. The Illinois House yesterday gaveled-in and gaveled-out of special session in under ten minutes. Lawmakers are supposed to be in Springfield to talk about a state budget, but the House left their seats after just a few minutes of milling around. Illinois faces a laundry list of consequences if there is no state budget by the end of month.

Governor Rauner: Republican Budget Meets In Middle – 6/21/17

June 21st, 2017

>>Governor Rauner: Republican Budget Meets In Middle

Governor Bruce Rauner says he can live with a tax increase in order to get a new state budget. But the governor also used a speech from Springfield last night to say he will sign the budget only if lawmakers agree to a four-year property tax freeze. The governor’s comments come as lawmakers return to the statehouse today for what could be a ten-day special session.

Democratic Candidates Dismiss Rauner’s Call For Unity – 6/21/17

June 21st, 2017

>>Democratic Candidates Dismiss Rauner’s Call For Unity

The Democrats running for Illinois governor say they’re not impressed with Governor Bruce Rauner’s latest speech. Chris Kennedy, JB Pritzker, Ameya Pawa, and Senator Dan Biss all last night dismissed the governor’s speech from Springfield. Biss called the speech an infomercial, while Pewar called the governor a flake. Governor Rauner used the speech to say he could sign a new budget that includes an income tax increase, but only in exchange for a property tax freeze.