Ivan Moreno, Associated Press | Posted May 31st - 11:20am
Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner proposed a short-term budget fix on Tuesday in a last-ditch effort to give the state some temporary stability during a nearly yearlong spat between the Republican and Democratic lawmakers over a spending plan.
Sara Burnett, Associated Press | Posted May 31st - 11:10am
Illinois is heading toward a second year without a state budget, putting some schools and colleges in jeopardy of closing and all but ensuring more social services and state programs will be cut amid a legislative standoff unlike anything the state has ever seen.
Eric Tucker, Associated Press | Posted May 31st - 10:30am
The Justice Department pushed back Tuesday against a Texas judge's demand that its lawyers attend an ethics course, saying the sanction is inappropriate and could cost the government and taxpayers millions of dollars.
Becky Bohrer, Associated Press | Posted May 31st - 10:11am
House and Senate negotiators have reached a deal on a state budget that restores funding for public schools, reduces a cut to the university system and is aimed at keeping state workers from receiving layoff warnings.