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2017 Statehouse Briefings

  • IML Statehouse Briefing - April 10, 2017
      In this week's edition of the Statehouse Briefing, our focus turns to those bills that remain, as well as new amendments filed that contain provisions affecting municipalities. The House and Senate are taking a two-week recess and will reconvene during the week of April 24, 2017. This will leave one week for each chamber to move bills over to the opposite chamber ahead of the April 28, 2017 Third Reading deadline.
  • IML Statehouse Briefing - April 3, 2017
      The April 3, 2017 issue of the IML Statehouse Briefing provides a legislative update following the Friday, March 31 deadline for advancing House bills out of substantive House committees. Both the House and Senate return to action this week focused on moving bills out of their chamber of origin ahead of the April 28 deadline. Following adjournment this week, the General Assembly is not scheduled to reconvene until the week of April 24.
  • IML Statehouse Briefing - March 27, 2017
      The March 27, 2017 issue of the IML Statehouse Briefing provides an update on IML-tracked bills that were approved by substantive committees in the House last week. The Senate was not in session. Both the House and Senate will convene for legislative activity this week.
  • IML Statehouse Briefing - March 20, 2017
      The March 20, 2017 edition of the Statehouse Briefing includes an update on bills tracked by the Illinois Municipal League (IML) that were approved by substantive committees in both chambers, as well as a handful of IML-tracked bills approved by the full House.
  • IML Statehouse Briefing - March 13, 2017
      The pace of legislative activity is picking up. As a result, the March 13, 2017 edition of the IML Statehouse Briefing offers a comprehensive overview of the issues of interest to municipalities across Illinois. Read the latest on committee action in the Senate and the House, LGDF funding and TIF limitations and much more.
  • IML Statehouse Briefing - March 6, 2017
      The March 6, 2017 edition of the IML Statehouse Briefing contains updates on the "Grand Bargain" package, the Small Wireless Facilities Deployment Act and Senate committee action, as well as updates on tracked bills. Don't forget to RSVP for Lobby Day in Springfield on April 26.
  • IML Statehouse Briefing - February 27, 2017
      The February 27, 2017 edition of the IML Statehouse Briefing contains updates on the status of the AFSCME union’s membership vote to authorize their leadership to trigger a strike, Speaker Madigan's newly formed Education Funding Task Force and the Small Wireless Facilities Deployment Act, as well as updates on tracked bills.
  • IML Statehouse Briefing - February 21, 2017
      The February 21, 2017 edition of the Statehouse Briefing contains updates on Governor Bruce Rauner's recent budget address, the IML press conference announcing our Moving Cities Forward legislative proposal and numerous bills we are currently tracking. Don't forget to RSVP for Lobby Day on April 26 in Springfield.
  • IML Statehouse Briefing - February 13, 2017
      The February 13, 2017 edition of the Statehouse Briefing contains updates on recent bills including a proposed LGDF increase, small cell wireless facility regulations and more. Links to IML's state and federal legislative agendas are also included. As a reminder, Governor Bruce Rauner will deliver his State of the Budget address on February 15.
  • IML Statehouse Briefing - February 6, 2017
      The February 6, 2017 edition of the Illinois Municipal League's Statehouse Briefing provides an insider's look at the General Assembly's return to session this week. Included in this edition is an update on Local Government Distributive Fund (LGDF) issues as well as access to the tracked bills section of our website. Also included is information on our Municipal Attorneys Seminar March 31 in Bloomington, Lobby Day, April 26 in Springfield and a save the date reminder for the Annual Conference September 21-23 in Chicago.
  • IML Statehouse Briefing - January 30, 2017
      The January 30, 2017 edition of the Illinois Municipal League's Statehouse Briefing provides information on the status of the bipartisan budget and reform package, links to the text of Governor Bruce Rauner's State of the State address and includes access to the tracked bills section of our website. Also included is information on Lobby Day, which will be held April 26, 2017 in Springfield.
  • IML Statehouse Briefing - January 23, 2017
      State legislators return to Springfield on Tuesday, January 24 after a one-week break following the seating of the 100th General Assembly on January 11. The week will be punctuated by Governor Bruce Rauner’s third “State of the State” address during which the Governor is expected to discuss his administration’s successes while casting his vision for state government in 2017.
  • IML Statehouse Briefing - January 11, 2017
      This edition of Statehouse Briefing provides an update on testing for lead in school water supplies, property tax freeze legislation, EDGE tax credit extension, Chicago pension reform and the DCEO revolving loan fund. Don't miss the SB 550 fact sheet IML created as a member benefit. Also, the Illinois Municipal Policy Journal is now available in hard copy as well as PDF.