Isabel’s afternoon roundup
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by Isabel Miller
15h ago
* Quite the show last night, too… Speaking of… Floor Leader Patrick Windhorst called out Democrats on the House Floor early this morning as they took their 3rd attempt at passing tax increases on the people of Illinois. #twill pic.twitter.com/OVtnGvV1oC — ILHouseGOP (@ilhousegop) May 29, 2024 *** Statehouse News *** * Crain’s | Tucked in Illinois budget, a ..read more
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Uber Partners With Cities To Expand Urban Transportation
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by Advertising Department
15h ago
[The following is a paid advertisement.] Uber is leading the charge to close critical transportation gaps, ensuring reliable access to its services in places that need it most, such as underserved areas like Englewood. This is a part of Uber’s broader commitment to augment and expand the reach of Chicago’s transportation ecosystem, focusing on overcoming the ..read more
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Yes on operations and capital spending, No on revenues to pay for it
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by Rich Miller
15h ago
* Operations and capital appropriations vote… * Final (third) concurrence motion on the revenue omnibus… Democratic Reps. Sharon Chung, Terra Costa Howard, Fred Crespo, Stephanie Kifowit and Sue Scherer voted to spend all the money, but not to raise it. Rep. Crespo, you’ll recall, has been chiding his colleagues all year for introducing bills ..read more
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Giannoulias on House floor while bill goes down
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by Rich Miller
16h ago
* I was distracted and forgot to post my weekly syndicated newspaper column yesterday… I’m not sure I’ve seen a stranger roll call than last week’s House vote on Senate Bill 2978. The data privacy bill is an initiative of Illinois Secretary of State Alexi Giannoulias, and he was on the House floor during the debate. The ..read more
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Some budget react
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by Isabel Miller
16h ago
* Governor JB Pritzker… Today the Illinois General Assembly passed the $53.1 billion state FY25 budget package, concluding a legislative session that reaffirmed Governor Pritzker’s commitment to common-sense investments in Illinois families and fiscal responsibility. This is the sixth balanced budget the Governor has proposed in as many years and continues a track record of fiscal ..read more
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Governor rebuffs Rep. Crespo’s worries of future fiscal cliff
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by Isabel Miller
18h ago
* Democrat Rep. Fred Crespo has been warning his colleagues all spring about sponsoring bills that cost money without providing the funding. Last night, before voting no on the revenue omnibus, he warned fellow legislators last night of future budget issues… “We have all these other pressures. So where do we go? There’s really only one ..read more
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Coverage roundup: House sends $53.1 billion FY25 budget to the governor
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by Isabel Miller
20h ago
* Sun-Times… Instead of delivering a decisive budget victory to Gov. J.B. Pritzker, Democrats stood on the Illinois House floor scratching their heads early Wednesday as they searched for a key vote needed to pass the state’s budget. When all was said and done, the Democratic-led House eked out a vote of 60-47, the bare minimum needed ..read more
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Open thread
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by Isabel Miller
21h ago
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Isabel’s morning briefing
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by Isabel Miller
21h ago
* ICYMI: Once again working through the night, lawmakers finalize $53.1 billion budget. Capitol News Illinois… Despite holding 78 seats in the chamber, it took Democrats three tries to reach the 60 votes needed to approve more than $1.1 billion in revenue increases, including a tax hike on sportsbooks and businesses, to balance the $53.1 billion ..read more
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by Rich Miller
23h ago
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