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Friday, June 7, 2024
Budget Signed into Law, Good and Bad Ideas, Unconstitutional Election Changes, and More

As expected, this week Governor JB Pritzker signed into law a partisan $53.1 billion spending plan, the largest budget in state history. The Fiscal Year 2025 budget is $2.6 billion more…


Wednesday, May 29, 2024
What You Need to Know about the Budget

The Illinois House adjourned at about 5:00 this morning, a few short hours after the majority party muscled through a $53.1 billion state budget for Fiscal Year 2025 that includes more…


Friday, May 3, 2024
Deadlines, Stacking the Election Deck, Miss Quincy, and More

Today was another deadline day in the House as we focused on considering and amending bills advanced to us by the Senate. The deadline to advance Senate Bills through committee…


Monday, April 29, 2024
Legislative “Home Stretch”, Taxes and Credit Ratings, Cicadas, and More

We’re back in Springfield tomorrow for the homestretch of our spring legislative session. The month of May will be largely focused on considering bills that have been advanced to us…


Monday, April 22, 2024
A Few Wins, Health Insurance Costs, Capitol Rallies, and More

A Few Wins On our third reading deadline last week bills sponsored by House Democrats far, far outnumbered Republican bills that were allowed to progress to the floor for consideration….


Friday, April 5, 2024
Committee Deadline, Ethics Reform, Eclipse, and More

Committee Deadline Today is the scheduled deadline for House members to move their bills out of House Committees to the floor…but Democrats who control the chamber decided to take the…


Friday, March 22, 2024
Ethics Reform, Public Safety Enhancements, Jacksonville J’ettes and More!

Common-Sense Ethics Reform Newly introduced House Bill 4119, would prohibit elected officials from using political campaign donations to pay for criminal defense. House Republican Leader Tony McCombie stressed the importance of…


Friday, March 1, 2024
Taxes, Gas Prices, Farm Bureau Update, and More

General Assembly Returns Next Week The Illinois House is back in session in Springfield next Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday with a lot of work to do. You can see the…


Tuesday, January 16, 2024
Spring Session Starts, Gun Registration Compliance, Miss Illinois Fair Queen and More

2024 Spring Session starts today The Illinois House of Representatives reconvenes this afternoon for the start of the 2024 spring session. Primary business of the House this week will be…


Friday, January 5, 2024
New Laws, Real ID, Madigan Trial, and More

New laws you should know about More than 300 new state laws went into effect this week. They cover a wide variety of issues including gun registration rules, minimum wage,…