Supreme Court’s ruling on Wisconsin mapmaking case could impact gerrymandering across U.S.

By   /  June 19, 2017  /  District of Columbia, Florida, Illinois, Michigan, Minnesota, Nevada, New Hampshire, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

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There could be changes coming to how Illinois’ legislative maps are drawn every ten years with the U.S. Supreme Court agreeing to take up a Wisconsin case on the very issue. Longtime Democratic Party activist Bill Whitford brought the case Gill v. Whitford, which challenges Wisconsin’s 2011 State Assembly map as unconstitutional. He said his […]

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U.S. Supreme Court asked to take case challenging forced union dues

By   /  June 12, 2017  /  Colorado, District of Columbia, Florida, Illinois, Michigan, Minnesota, Nevada, News, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Vermont, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

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The nation’s high court is being asked to take up the issue of whether government employees should be forced to pay dues and fees to government unions. The case Janus v. AFSCME originated in Illinois. Mark Janus and several other Illinois state employees say they don’t want to be forced to pay union dues. Their […]

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Obamacare repeal-and-replace efforts revived

By   /  April 20, 2017  /  Colorado, Federal government, Florida, Health Care, Illinois, Michigan, Minnesota, New Hampshire, New Jersey, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

Efforts to repeal and replace Obamacare are gaining new momentum in Washington D.C. weeks after House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., pulled a replacement bill from the floor after it failed to gain enough Republican support. U.S. Rep. Rodney Davis, R-Taylorville, said he has been asked by the White House to revive plans to change the nation’s health […]

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Governor’s mansion repair bid opens discussion on prevailing wage

By   /  February 4, 2015  /  Illinois  /  No Comments

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The Illinois governor’s mansion has a roof that leaks, a basement that floods, an elevator that doesn’t move and a repair bill that may be too high.

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Rauner weighs in on medical pot program

By   /  January 14, 2015  /  Illinois, News  /  No Comments

Illinois’ new governor says he wants to enforce Illinois’ laws and that includes the law for the Medical Cannabis Pilot […]

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Rauner reverses Quinn appointments and reclassifications

By   /  January 13, 2015  /  Illinois, News  /  No Comments

There’s too much evidence that the outgoing governor made appointment decisions that weren’t for the public good. That’s why Governor […]

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