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2016 Statehouse Briefings

  • Statehouse Briefing - December 6
      The December 6, 2016 edition of Statehouse Briefing provides an update on state and federal legislative and policy issues. Read the latest on issues with the potential to affect municipalities including a lead testing mandate on community water suppliers, prevailing wage rates, special service areas and much more. Don't miss the model ordinance provided to ensure compliance with the Local Government Travel Expense Control Act.
  • Statehouse Briefing - November 21
  • Statehouse Briefing - November 14
      The November 14, 2016 edition of Statehouse Briefing provides an update on the General Assembly's fall veto session as well as issues with the potential to affect municipalities. These include bills that would impose a lead testing mandate on community water suppliers, as well as legislation concerning the determination of prevailing wage rates.
  • Statehouse Briefing - September 8
  • Statehouse Briefing - August 22
      Our August 22 Statehouse Briefing includes links to several IML-tracked bills acted upon by the Governor, as well as our updated and comprehensive “2016 Spring Legislative Session” report.
  • Statehouse Briefing - June 30
      We are pleased to inform our members that on June 30, 2016, the last day of the FY2016, the General Assembly approved a stopgap budget that provides funding for important public purposes. This bill was painstakingly negotiated between the Governor and legislative leaders over the last several days. The Governor has since signed the bill as well. Please take a moment to review the summary in this issue of the Statehouse Briefing.
  • Statehouse Briefing - May 30
      The House and Senate worked through Friday, May 27 and returned to Springfield on Sunday afternoon. Both chambers were in on Memorial Day and are expected to work through May 31. Find out what happened over the busy holiday weekend in this edition of the Statehouse Briefing.
  • Statehouse Briefing - May 23
      Get the latest updates on the budget impasse, committee meetings and other news from the Capitol. The House and Senate convened on Tuesday, May 17, and worked through Thursday, May 19. Both chambers cancelled their scheduled Friday session day. Find out what happened during that time in this edition of the Statehouse Briefing.
  • Statehouse Briefing - May 16
      The House and Senate convened for only three days last week after both chambers cancelled the scheduled Friday session day. The K-12 education funding formula and emergency social service funding were two of the more prominent issues debated at the Statehouse last week. Learn what happened (and what didn't happen) in this issue of the Statehouse Briefing. Note: IML's Statehouse Briefing will now be delivered each Monday morning, so we can get you the most up-to-date and timely information to start the week.
  • Statehouse Briefing - May 9
      Both chambers of the General Assembly were in session from Tuesday, May 3 through Thursday, May 5 following a one-week break. Debates over tax policy, potential constitutional amendments and school funding dominated the week. On May 4, hundreds of local officials visited the Statehouse to meet with their legislators as part of IML’s Lobby Day activities.
  • Statehouse Briefing - April 22
      Friday, April 22 marked the deadline for moving bills out of their chamber of origin, which meant a busy week at the Capitol. Get the latest news in this edition of the Statehouse Briefing.
  • Statehouse Briefing - April 15
  • Statehouse Briefing - April 8
  • Statehouse Briefing - March 18
  • Statehouse Briefing - March 4
  • Statehouse Briefing - February 12