House Speaker Mike Madigan (D-Chicago) continues to be dogged by growing allegations of bullying and sexual harassment involving senior staffers, the latest episode fingering long-time Chief of Staff Tim Mapes, who resigned when the claims came to light on Wednesday.
The general assembly passed an unbalanced budget. Rep. Allen Skillicorn (R-East Dundee), who voted no in the budget, joins in the team to discuss the details of the massive spending plan and the process to pass it.
"Jane the Actuary" insists she derives little fulfillment from the act of legislators in the General Assembly recently passing the first full budget ahead of a new financial year of the administration of Gov. Bruce Rauner.
Illinois state government leaders say they will spend a record $38.5 billion and borrow an estimated $11.5 billion over the next year, according to a fiscal year 2019 budget plan approved by Gov. Bruce Rauner.
Although there is no evidence of wrongdoing, an Illinois government official’s close ties to two side businesses that could benefit from his day job presents a problem of optics, according to an op-ed piece by the Illinois Policy Institute.