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2015 Statehouse Briefings

  • Statehouse Briefing - December 7, 2015
      Governor Bruce Rauner today signed SB 2039, which will trigger the release of critical revenues the state owes to local governments.
  • Statehouse Briefing - May 29, 2015
      State Budget, Policing Reforms, Funding for Wireless Emergency Telephone Safety Act, Workers' Compensation Reform, LGDF Reduction Bill, and Property Tax Freeze Legislation.
  • Statehouse Briefing - May 22, 2015
      House Debates "Millionaire's Tax" Constitutional Amendment, Workers' Compensation Reforms Debated, Key Bills Update, Bill Approved by Both Chambers This Week, Bills Approved by the House, Bills Approved by the Senate, Bills Approved by House Committees, Approved House Floor Amendment, and Tracked Bills.
  • Statehouse Briefing - May 15, 2015
      House Convenes as Committee of the Whole to Discuss Tort Reform, "Right-to-Work" Legislation Fails to Advance in House, House Considers Property Tax Freeze Legislation, Key Bills Update, and Tracked Bills.
  • Statehouse Briefing - May 8, 2015
      Pension Reform Law Ruled Unconstitutional, Attention Begins to Turn Toward Workers' Compensation Reform, House Engages in Marathon Debate Concerning Human Services Program Cuts, Key Legislation Update, and Tracked Bills.
  • Statehouse Briefing - May 1, 2015
      Bills Approved by the Senate, Bills Approved by House Committees, Bills Approved by Senate Committees, IML Launches Legislative App, Tracked Bills, and Key Deadlines.
  • Statehouse Briefing - April 24, 2015
      Key Legislation, Bills Approved by the House, Bills Approved by the Senate, and IML Tracked Bills.
  • Statehouse Briefing - April 17, 2015
      Highlighted Legislation, Bills Approved by the House, Bills Approved by the Senate.
  • Statehouse Briefing - April 13, 2015
      FY15 Budget Sweeps, Governor Rauner Meets with the Illinois Municipal League Executive Committee, and IML Tracked Bills.
  • Statehouse Briefing - March 27, 2015
      Governor Signs FY2015 Budget Fix into Law, Firefighter Pension Increase Approved by Senate Committee, Water & Sewer Connection Charge Restrictions Remains in Subcommittee, Bills Approved by Committee This Week, and IML Tracked Bills.
  • Statehouse Briefing - March 20, 2015
      Chapter 9 Authority Hearing, Update on Public Body Publication Requirement Legislation, Tap-On Fee Legislation Not Called in Committee, Legislation Approved by the Full House, Legislation Approved by House Committees, Legislation Approved by Senate Committees, and IML Tracked Legislation.
  • Statehouse Briefing - March 13, 2015
      The "Great Winnowing" Process, Senate Joint Appropriations Committee Hearing on State Shared Revenue, Tap-On Legislation Scheduled for Hearing, Public Notification Modernization Bill Defeated by One Vote, Severance Agreement Disclosure Bill Approved, Coverage Responsibilities of Fire Protection Districts, and IML Tracked Legislation.
  • Statehouse Briefing - March 10, 2015
      Mayors Defend LGDF at Senate Hearing, Supreme Court Considers Challenge to Pension Reform, Key Committee Hearings This Week, and IML Tracked Legislation.
  • Statehouse Briefing - March 6, 2015
      March 9 Appropriation Hearing to Focus on Local Government Revenue Sharing and Property Tax Freeze, Disagreements Emerge Over Resolving FY2015 Budget Deficit, Labor Unions File Lawsuit to "Fair Share" Contribution Suspension, Bills Approved by Committees, and IML Tracked Bills.
  • Statehouse Briefing - March 3, 2015
      Committee Hearings Scheduled for this Week with Critical Legislation: House Judiciary Committee (Civil Law), House Labor and Commerce Committee, and House Counties and Townships Committee.
  • Statehouse Briefing - February 27, 2015
      Take Action to Protect LGDF Revenue, IML Legislative Agenda Update, and IML Tracked Bills.
  • Statehouse Briefing - February 18, 2015
      Governor Rauner delivered a Budget Address that proposed painful cuts in state expenditures and operations. Most notably for municipalities, the budget proposes a 50 percent reduction in shared income tax revenue (LGDF).