Democratic candidate for governor J.B. Pritzker refused to confirm whether House Speaker Michael Madigan (D-Chicago) was backing his candidacy during a meeting last week of the Illinois Democratic County Chairmen’s Association, according to a press release from the Illinois Republican Party.
Any remaining support for Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner from the conservative, anti-abortion faithful in Illinois was swept away with a statement from 20 groups released late Monday declaring a vote of “no confidence” for the governor after he signed into law House Bill 40, which expands public funding of abortion in Illinois.
The evidence-based school funding formula recently adopted in Illinois will drive up costs without the corresponding gains in student performance promised by many school officials and lawmakers, education experts say.
The Illinois Democratic County Chairmen’s Association (IDCCA) has endorsed billionaire J.B. Pritzker for governor, which should come as no surprise, according to Illinois Republican Party Spokesman Aaron DeGroot.
Hunters have an overall impact of $2.2 billion on Illinois’ economy every year, according to the newly formed Hunting Works For Illinois organization, which is trying to boost awareness of hunting's benefits to the state.
Erika Harold disagreed with Gov. Bruce Rauner’s decision to sign a controversial bill that will allow Illinoisans to use Medicaid and state insurance for abortions for any reason, but she has not joined party members who have decided not to back Rauner's re-election bid.