Exelon's Clinton nuclear power station.
(Wikimedia Commons)
May 26, 2015

Legislation To Help Exelon’s Nuclear Power Plants To Be Delayed: House Energy Comm. Chair

Legislation to help Exelon with the Clinton nuclear power plant and two others it says are losing money, apparently will not be passed during the Illinois General Assembly's spring session. House Energy Committee Chair Linda Chapa LaVia says she wants to combine the legislation with two other energy-related bills, which would take more time.


House Speaker Michael Madigan talks to lawmakers in Springfield December 3.
(AP Photo/Seth Perlman)
May 26, 2015

Democrats Flying Solo On New State Budget

The Republican governor is already expressing his frustration. The issue is, Illinois' income tax rate has dropped, so the state's missing out on billions of dollars. Gov. Bruce Rauner had proposed massive cuts to make up for it.


In this May 15, 2014 file photo, Illinois Rep. Jay Hoffman, is seen on the House floor at the Capitol in Springfield.  On Friday, he accused GOP lawmakers of skirting controversial votes.
(AP Photo/Seth Perlman,File)
May 22, 2015

Illinois Democrats Vote Down Workers Comp Bill

Democratic legislators have voted down elements of Gov. Bruce Rauner's pro-business agenda.  All House Democrats voted against three measures, while GOP colleagues only voted present.


In this February file photo,  Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner reaches to shake the hand of House Speaker Michael Madigan after delivering his first State of the State Address.
(AP Photo/Seth Perlman, File)
May 22, 2015

Millionaire Tax Proposal Fails

Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan's effort to impose a new income tax on millionaires has stalled.  Three Democrats voted no Thursday.  Madigan blamed Republicans, who he says were following Governor Bruce Rauner's orders for protecting the wealthy at the expense of the middle class.


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