John Cullerton http://tspr.org en Moody's: Budget Could Undo 'Significant Progress' http://tspr.org/post/moodys-budget-could-undo-significant-progress <img class="wysiwyg-asset-image-wrapper inset" data-caption="&quot;I don&#039;t know how you can blame us or the governor for a negative bond rating,&quot; Senate President John Cullerton says. &quot;The Republicans are the ones saying, &#039;Don&#039;t raise the taxes, we don&#039;t need that. Thu, 05 Jun 2014 14:47:12 +0000 Brian Mackey 54387 at http://tspr.org Moody's: Budget Could Undo 'Significant Progress' Cullerton, Madigan Come To Budget Agreement, Will Revisit Revenue After Election http://tspr.org/post/cullerton-madigan-come-budget-agreement-will-revisit-revenue-after-election <img class="wysiwyg-asset-image-wrapper inset" data-caption="" data-attribution="Credit Illinois Senate" typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://mediad.publicbroadcasting.net/p/wuis/files/styles/card_280/public/201310/cullerton_0.jpg" alt="" /><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&#160;&#160;</span>Illinois Senate President John Cullerton (D-Chicago) says he's come to an agreement on state spending with the speaker of the Illinois House. Thu, 29 May 2014 12:28:27 +0000 Hannah Meisel 54005 at http://tspr.org Cullerton, Madigan Come To Budget Agreement, Will Revisit Revenue After Election You First ... No, You First: Tax Hike Timing http://tspr.org/post/you-first-no-you-first-tax-hike-timing <img class="wysiwyg-asset-image-wrapper inset" data-caption="Senate President John Cullerton, D-Chicago" data-attribution="Credit ilga.gov" typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://mediad.publicbroadcasting.net/p/wuis/files/styles/card_280/public/201401/cullerton.jpg" alt="" /><p>The Illinois House will take the lead on whether Illinois keeps its 5 percent income tax. Tue, 29 Apr 2014 13:38:09 +0000 Amanda Vinicky 52344 at http://tspr.org You First ... No, You First: Tax Hike Timing Lawsuit Filed Over Paycheck Veto http://tspr.org/post/lawsuit-filed-over-paycheck-veto <p>The leaders of the Illinois House and Senate have filed a lawsuit over Governor Pat Quinn’s veto of legislative salaries. Tue, 30 Jul 2013 20:54:30 +0000 Illinois AP 38153 at http://tspr.org Lawsuit Filed Over Paycheck Veto Pension Plans Advance in Illinois Legislature http://tspr.org/post/pension-plans-advance-illinois-legislature <p>The Illinois Senate has moved forward with a pair of measures (<a href="http://www.ilga.gov/legislation/BillStatus.asp?DocNum=1&amp;GAID=12&amp;DocTypeID=SB&amp;LegId=68366&amp;SessionID=85&amp;GA=98" target="_blank">SB 1</a> and <a href="http://www.ilga.gov/legislation/BillStatus.asp?DocNum=35&amp;GAID=12&amp;DocTypeID=SB&amp;LegId=68473&amp;SessionID=85&amp;GA=98" target="_blank">SB 35</a>)&nbsp; that would strip government workers of some of their pension benefits. The changes would impact state and university employees, as well as downstate and suburban public school teachers. Thu, 14 Mar 2013 16:03:21 +0000 Brian Mackey 30411 at http://tspr.org Pension Plans Advance in Illinois Legislature