A group of nine Republicans currently serving in the Illinois General Assembly, including two rookie state lawmakers, have signed their names to a brief filed with the U.S. Supreme Court, asking the court to uphold the state’s ability to allow unions to extract fees from government employees who don’t wish to join a union, arguing the country’s founding federalist principles should allow the 50 states to decide such policy questions for themselves.
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Critic says disputes between Citizens Utility Board and utilities result in little benefit to taxpayers, while former CUB executive director takes issue with allegation that it is not focused enough on energy issues.
“Consumers in Illinois are totally unaware how much they’re paying for these green energy solutions,” the managing director of a consulting firm said. “CUB is not providing good information, nor is anyone else.”
“They give that money with the best intentions, hoping it will help carry out some of the priorities they have deemed to be important. Unfortunately, in some instances, government will have long-time partnerships with nonprofits, and some of them are on autopilot, as opposed to, ‘Are we putting our dollars in the highest impact, highest priority areas right now?’”
JACKSONVILLE, Ill. (Legal Newsline) – As president of the Jacksonville, Ill., Regional Economic Development Corp., Terry Denison visits regularly with major companies like Nestle USA that have expanded their operations into Illinois.
BELLEVILLE, Ill. (Legal Newsline) – In a race to close to call, soon voters in Illinois’ 12th Congressional District will decide whether to keep the incumbent or shake things up by sending a man dubbed “Meltdown Mike” to Washington, D.C..
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (Legal Newsline) -- The Illinois General Assembly last week backed a constitutional amendment to overturn a U.S. Supreme Court ruling that allowed unrestricted campaign spending by corporations.
Theis SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (Legal Newsline) - The Illinois Supreme Court ruled last week that the city of Chicago went beyond its home rule powers in trying to require electronic intermediaries, like StubHub, to collect and remit amusement taxes on resold tickets.
Lousin With Democrats in firm control of state government, Abe Lincoln's stovepipe hat will likely not be needed to settle partisan gamesmanship that will shape the state's political landscape for the next 10 years.
Kilbride The demise of medical malpractice reform and the upcoming battle over legislative redistricting could factor into a key Illinois Supreme Court retention race in November.
Lisa Madigan (D) SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (Legal Newsline)-Illinois lawmakers can cut embattled U.S. Sen. Roland Burris's term short by setting a special election, state Attorney General Lisa Madigan wrote in a formal opinion.