Michael Madigan

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March 24, 2015 - News Local/State

UPDATE: Plan To Fill FY 2015 State Budget Holes Passes House

The House has passed Speaker Michael Madigan's plan to cut the current budget 2.25% across the board, while allowing the governor to transfer $1.3 billion from funds earmarked for other purposes.


In this Feb. 9 file photo, Governor Bruce Rauner speaks to reporters during a news conference in his office in Springfield

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March 23, 2015 - News Local/State

Rauner Loses First Fight In Union Dues Court Battle

A federal judge says a lawsuit labor unions filed over Gov. Bruce Rauner's order ending mandatory dues for nonmembers should be heard in state court.


Bloomington Republican Senator Bill Brady talks with reporters last March 18.

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March 23, 2015 - News Local/State

Sen. Brady Has Plan To Privatize State Universities

The Blooomington Republican wants to privatize Illinois' public schools over a six-year period, saying they need less regulation and more freedom to make decisions.  It's a plan immediately criticized by the state's College Democrats.


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