Senate Democrats voted on Sunday to override Gov. Bruce Rauner’s amendatory veto of the state's school funding bill despite opposition from Republicans and Rauner, who urged Senators to either pass the bill as amended or present viable alternatives.
Illinois is one of only four states that saw an increase in Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) participation this year, according to the most recent data from U.S. Department of Agriculture Food and Nutrition Service.
Gov. Bruce Rauner added several key communication personnel to his team on Monday, further shaking up his staff following a major political defeat when the Illinois General Assembly overrode his vetoes on a budget and spending plan.
Gov. Bruce Rauner’s office has lost or terminated 21 staffers in the wake of the passage of a contentious budget plan and an unpopular tax hike on July 6, which many saw as a major political defeat for Rauner and many GOP lawmakers.