February 25, 2013

Indiana House Set to Vote on GOP Budget Plan

Republicans who control the Indiana House are poised to advance a budget plan that leaves out the 10 percent income tax cut sought by Gov. Mike Pence in favor of more spending on schools and roads.


February 25, 2013

New Report Shows Illinois’ Finances Could Go from Bad to Worse

A new report projects Illinois’ state budget will go from bad to worse if legislators don’t address some key issues. If things stay as they are, Illinois can expect to see more money devoted to rising pension costs and more bills go unpaid, according to a new report by The Civic Federation, a financial watchdog group.


February 23, 2013

Obama Administration Urges Supreme Court To Rethink DOMA

The Obama administration is following through on its relatively new-found support of gay marriage. On Friday, the administration filed a legal brief with the Justice Department that urges the Supreme Court to strike down a key part of the Defense of Marriage Act.


February 22, 2013

Hearing on Concealed Carry in Chicago

Members of the Illinois House Judiciary Committee met Friday in Chicago to discuss how Illinois should proceed with a concealed carry law.


February 21, 2013

“Fracking” Bill Filed in Illinois

The controversial oil and gas drilling process known as "fracking" could soon be coming to Illinois. Environmentalists and industry groups Thursday announced they had reached an agreement on legislation to regulate the practice.


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