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A freshman Democrat's daring move
An astonishing thing just happened. A freshman Democrat dared to say no to the state's most powerful politician, Democratic House Speaker Michael Madigan.
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Tue Apr 15, 2014
The Monroe Monitor & Valley News
Sea legs: Rep. Scott finds success in second year
Now following the end of her second-ever legislative session as a state representative, she is learning that governing sometimes involves things like stress management.
Mon Apr 14, 2014
Termed-out Democrats discuss their legacies
Several Democrats will face term limits this year after many years of service, including Rep. Mark Ferrandino, the first openly gay speaker of the House, who believes that his rise to leadership oddly rested in part on the failure of a same-sex civil unions measure in 2012.
Sun Apr 13, 2014
River Cities' Reader
Botched Millionaire Tax Brings Benefits to Democrats
A long time ago I asked Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan why he never golfed at his golf-outing fundraisers.
Sat Apr 12, 2014
The Logan County Herald
Illinois millionaires' tax dies, but other tax plans very much alive
Illinois taxpayers are looking at either a graduated income tax, which takes more taxes from people who earn more, and a proposal from Gov. Pat Quinn to make permanent the 2011 "temporary" income tax.
Fri Apr 11, 2014
Lamborn forced into primary, Renfroe wins CD4 in upset
Congressman Doug Lamborn was unexpectedly forced into a primary Friday afternoon after a late-comer to the election, Bentley Rayburn, earned enough delegate support to put his name on the June ballot.
40 lawmakers work to stop closure of military fast food outlets
Rep. Scott Rigell and Rep. Walter Jones were among those who signed the letter sent Thursday.
Legislative Roundup - April 9
Michael Madigan's spokesman says the Illinois House speaker is withdrawing a plan to tax millionaires in the state.
Thu Apr 10, 2014
The Washington Post
The odds are that Vance McAllister wona t survive smoochgate
Then-newly-elected Rep. Vance McAllister, R-La., waits to be sworn in on Capitol Hill.
House passes Ryan budget with big cuts
House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan, R-Wis., goes before the House Rules Committee for final work on his budget to fund the government in fiscal year 2015, at the Capitol in Washington, in this April 7, 2014 file photo.
Wed Apr 09, 2014
Norwalk Citizen News
Illinois House leader halts millionaire tax plan
An effort to tax Illinois millionaires is on hold after the state's powerful House speaker couldn't get enough votes to push his plan through the Democratic-controlled Legislature.
My FOX Chicago
Spokesman: Madigan halting Ill. millionaires tax
Steve Brown is the Chicago Democrat's spokesman. He said Wednesday that Madigan blames Republicans who wouldn't support the proposal.
Sat Apr 05, 2014
Manitowoc Herald Times Reporter
State lawmakers claimed more than $1.1 million in reimbursement for working in the Capitol in 2013, a hefty increase from 2012 that was consistent with past non-election year amounts.
Thu Apr 03, 2014
Start your engines: Candidates qualify for state races
Thursday was the deadline to file qualifying petitions for the August primary election for the governor's office, state legislative seats and Congress.
Wed Apr 02, 2014
Local soldier, local congressman talk about shooting at Fort Hood
Herrell is an Army specialist from Virginia Beach who arrived at Fort Hood in 2010, missing the mass shooting that took place in 2009.
Mon Mar 31, 2014
Lead prosecutor in sting appears before ethics panel
The lead prosecutor in the undercover sting investigation spent nearly two hours behind closed doors Monday testifying before the House Committee on Ethics about the now-shuttered case that captured four Philadelphia legislators on tape accepting money.
Voice of America
NASA Scientists Testing New Aircraft Designs
The U.S Aeronautics and Space Administration, NASA, is commonly associated with space exploration, but aeronautics is still a big part of the agency's research.
Fri Mar 28, 2014
Judiciary Committee Tries to Assert Jurisdiction on FISA Rewrite
Republicans and Democrats on the Judiciary Committee are trying to assert jurisdiction over legislation revamping the National Security Agency's surveillance programs - days after the bipartisan leadership of the Intelligence Committee outlined its own plan .
Virginia leads country in number of U.S. shipbuilding jobs
Recent studies showed Virginia with 63,650 shipyard jobs, far above any other state, with California coming in second with 37,140 jobs.
Mon Mar 24, 2014
Hampton Roads Daily Press
Newport News Rep. Scott promotes Affordable Care Act on fourth anniversary
To mark the fourth anniversary of the passage of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act , often called Obamacare, U.S. Rep. Robert C. "Bobby" Scott stopped by the Community Free Clinic in Newport News on Monday.