Friday, February 24th, 2017
Reforming state government; Helping prospective police officers

Package of government reform bills filedWith the start of the new General Assembly, House Republicans have introduced a package of bills and constitutional amendments intended to fix our broken state…

Friday, February 17th, 2017
Governor’s Budget Address; a bill for state employee pay

Governor delivers Budget AddressGovernor Rauner went before a joint session of the legislature on Wednesday to deliver his annual budget address. He touched on a number of issues, but emphasized…

Friday, February 10th, 2017
Continuing state worker pay; school funding reform commission report

Legislation filed to continue paying state workersI have joined several of my colleagues in sponsoring House Bill 1787, legislation which makes state workers’ salary payments a continuing appropriation. This would…

Friday, February 3rd, 2017
House adopts flawed rules; Attorney General threatens state employee pay

House adopts Madigan’s rulesIn a vote that very closely followed party lines, rules governing the 100th General Assembly were adopted by the House last week. The approved rules were written…