Democrats' attempt to rewrite U.S. election and voting law stalled in the Senate on Tuesday, blocked by a wall of Republican opposition to what would have been the largest overhaul of the electoral system in a generation.
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Here's what you may have missed in Illinois government news this week.
With the first year of the 102nd General Assembly mostly wrapped up, lawmakers as of Friday had officially passed 664 bills through both houses for consideration by the governor. Gov. J.B. Pritzker had signed 17 of them as of Friday.
It was clear from the start of the start of the 102nd Illinois General Assembly that this year would be different.
President Joe Biden signed legislation into law Thursday to make Juneteenth, or June 19, the 12th federal holiday.
Mayor Lori Lightfoot maintained Thursday that she can still get significant changes to the elected school board bill passed by state legislators a day earlier, even as Gov. J.B. Pritzker said he will sign the legislation if it reaches his desk.
Gov. J.B. Pritzker signed legislation into law Wednesday that made Juneteenth a paid state holiday in Illinois.
The Illinois House delivered a rebuke to Mayor Lori Lightfoot on Wednesday by approving legislation that would shift control of Chicago Public Schools from the mayor to an elected 21-member school board by 2027.
The Illinois House changed its rules Wednesday to allow lawmakers to cast votes on legislation remotely, giving them enough votes to pass a change to the budget bill and other measures.
The Illinois Senate failed to reach an agreement Tuesday on a massive energy policy overhaul that would put power customers on the hook for a nearly $700 million bailout of three nuclear plants owned by the parent company of scandal-plagued Commonwealth Edison.
The Democrats’ sprawling voting rights bill, known on Capitol Hill as HR 1, is dead.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Democrats pledged to forge ahead with a likely doomed vote on their sprawling elections and voting bill next week, even as it faces universal opposition from Republicans, as well as from a key senator in their own party.
As tiring as it is to regularly have election issues going to court, that’s not going to damage democracy.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate passed a bill Tuesday that would make Juneteenth, or June 19th, a federal holiday commemorating the end of slavery in the United States.
The state Senate on Tuesday approved a change to next year’s budget at the request of Gov. JB Pritzker to correct drafting errors in the measure that passed in the early hours of Wednesday, June 1, with little time for it to be read by lawmakers.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate on Monday confirmed the first appellate court judge of President Joe Biden’s tenure, elevating a judge with strong prospects of landing on the president's short list should a Supreme Court vacancy arise.
The Justice Department's top national security official is resigning after revelations that the department secretly seized records from Democrats and members of the media.
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WASHINGTON (AP) — A bipartisan group of senators is eyeing an infrastructure deal with $579 billion in new spending as negotiators try to strike a nearly $1 trillion deal on President Joe Biden's top priority, according to those briefed on the plan.
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden is pursuing “multiple paths forward” as he looks to muscle his big infrastructure package through Congress — dialing up lawmakers from both parties in search of a bipartisan deal while imploring Democrats to be ready to go it alone if necessary.
Illinois’ Republican legislative leaders filed a federal lawsuit Wednesday seeking to overturn redistricting maps drawn by Democrats, contending the party’s reliance on population estimates is “arbitrary” and “discriminatory” and violates the U.S. Constitution.