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POLITICO Illinois Playbook Notes Upcoming Budget Meeting

via POLITICO Illinois: In Springfield, Gov. Bruce Rauner and legislative leaders will sit in the same room this afternoon after they were publicly shamed for not even trying to meet to reach a budget deal. The meeting happens as Illinois…

The New York Times Writes on Money in Illinois Politics

“A Wealthy Governor and His Friends are Remaking Illinois” via the New York Times The richest man in Illinois does not often give speeches. But on a warm spring day two years ago, Kenneth C. Griffin, the billionaire founder of…

The difference between Super PACs and Dark Money groups

From the Sunlight Foundation: After an investigative report by The Washington Post revealed several super PACs acting in support of his campaign, Donald Trump acted swiftly, condemning the activities of the super PACs and ordering his attorneys to send cease…

Illinois Budget Deal Unlikely Before 2016

From the Associated Press via the Chicago Sun-Times: Much attention is being focused on a Dec. 1 sit-down between Gov. Bruce Rauner and legislative leaders as Illinois approaches the five-month mark without a state budget. But there are other dates…

Rauner Signs Lone Campaign Finance Bill

Rich Miller of Capitol Fax writes on SB 248: * From the Illinois Campaign for Political Reform… SB 248, a bill that ICPR spearheaded, was signed into law this weekend by the Governor. The bill increases the transparency of political…

Campaign Finance Bill Signed by Governor

Friends, SB 248, a bill that ICPR spearheaded, was signed into law this weekend by the Governor. The bill increases the transparency of political spending in Illinois by adding a year-round 5 day reporting requirement for Independent Expenditures. Click here to…

Illinois’ New Normal: No Budget, but Money Still Flowing

Via Chicago Tribune With Illinois in its second month without a budget, the standoff between Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner and Democrats who control the General Assembly hasn’t resulted in a government shutdown. Roads are being paved. Schools are funded for…


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