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Thursday, May 25, 2017 12:30 am
 Democrats have been privately grumbling for a while now that Gov. Bruce Rauner isn’t truly interested in good faith negotiations on a balanced budget with economic reforms to end the two-and-a...
Thursday, May 18, 2017 12:19 am
The thin-skinned, strong-arm Statehouse partisanship of the past two and a half years reached out and infected the Illinois Conference of Women Legislators’ annual fundraising gala last week.COWL is...
Thursday, May 11, 2017 12:19 am
 Illinois has elected just two wealthy people to major statewide office in the last 20 years: Former U.S. Sen. Peter Fitzgerald and Gov. Bruce Rauner.Both candidates won because they ran as firm,...
Thursday, May 4, 2017 12:01 am
 In normal times, a 40-minute, late-April meeting to talk about the budget between a governor and the House Speaker would be so routine that it would likely go unnoticed by pretty much everyone u...
Thursday, April 20, 2017 12:19 am
 As you know by now, Gov. Bruce Rauner toured the state for two days last week. He denied that the tour had anything to do with the 2018 election, but it was pretty darned clear that he and his t...
Thursday, April 13, 2017 12:29 am
I suppose it’s too much to expect that we get an honest debate about the need for more state revenues in the already active gubernatorial race. Candidates will be candidates and voters will be voter...
Thursday, April 6, 2017 12:18 am
 As the Senate’s two leaders tried again to find the votes to pass their “grand bargain” last week to end the state’s two-year governmental gridlock, Gov. Rauner began spending more than...
Thursday, March 30, 2017 12:20 am
I’ve been going to Statehouse committee hearings longer than I care to remember – something like 27 years. Last week, however, was the first time I can ever recall having to fight back tears durin...
Thursday, March 23, 2017 12:18 am
 You may have heard about a recent Paul Simon Public Policy Institute poll which found that Gov. Bruce Rauner’s job disapproval ratings have almost doubled in the past two years, from 31 percen...

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