Indiana Superintendent of Public Instruction Glenda Ritz announces in Indianapolis Thursday that she will run in the Democratic primary for Indiana Governor.
(AP Photo/Michael Conroy)
June 04, 2015

Indiana Schools Chief Announces Run For Governor

Glenda Ritz formally announced her campaign Thursday at an event in Indianapolis.  The state schools superintendent has clashed repeatedly with Republican Governor Mike Pence and his appointed State Board of Education over education policy.


Members of the Illinois assembly meet in the House chambers, at the state Capitol. Pieces of Illinois Democrats' proposed state budget are coming into focus as lawmakers begin advancing them in the Legislature ahead of a scheduled Sunday adjourn
(AP Photo/Sara Burnett)
June 03, 2015

What Does A Budget Shutdown Look Like?

Democrats did pass several spending bills before the end of the regular session, but the state doesn’t have the money to fully back them up. Rauner says he won’t consider new revenue until the General Assembly approves at least some of his business-friendly agenda.


Gov. Bruce Rauner at a press conference on the final day of the legislature's session on Sunday.
(Photo: Brian Mackey)
June 02, 2015

Rauner, On The (Ad?) Attack

Rauner, a Republican, is in a battle of wills and political might with Democratic leadership: House Speaker Michael Madigan and Senate President John Cullerton.  They're at odds over the budget, business practices, union rights and more, and it's been widely reported that Rauner is planning to once again win over the public using the strategy that helped him get elected, TV commercials.


logo of the city of Urbana
Image courtesy city of Urbana
June 01, 2015

Proposed Urbana Budget Cuts Spending And Staff

The city of Urbana plans to cut half a million dollars in spending and eliminate five full-time positions under a proposed budget for the coming fiscal year. The spending plan will be presented Monday night to the full city council.


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