Rauner Files Unfair Labor Practice Complaint Against AFSCME

Statement from Rauner Administration on Unfair Labor Practice Filing State seeks damages on behalf of taxpayers The following is attributable to Dennis Murashko, General Counsel to Governor Bruce Rauner, regarding the administration filing an unfair labor practice against AFSCME Council … Continue reading

Rauner Comments on AFSCME Contract Decision, Cites Four-Year $3 Billion Savings

A press release from Governor Bruce Rauner: Statement on Labor Board Ruling SPRINGFIELD – The following statement is attributable to Rauner Spokeswoman Catherine Kelly: “Today’s decision is fair for taxpayers and state employees. “As a result of this agreed-to process, … Continue reading

Jack Franks Still Running for State Rep. – Part 9

Prodigious researcher Mark looked up the contributions that State Rep. Jack Franks has received from the American Federation of State County and Municipal Employees.  Since Franks has not filed his Withdrawal of Candidacy form, the contributions from the largest state … Continue reading

“The cowardice of voting present in the Illinois legislature”

That’s the headline in the State Journal-Register out of Springfield. That newspaper editorial was aiming at its local Republican State Representatives. Here’s a paragraph from the editorial: “They punted – plain and simple – on an important vote that would … Continue reading

Is Madigan or Franks Telling the Truth?

On his blog Illinoyances, Steve Reick, the man who ran against State Rep. Jack Franks last year asks the following questino: Who do you believe? Reick quotes what Franks told the Northwest Herald–sort of a “pox on both sides” to … Continue reading

Mike Tryon on SB 1229

At Wednesday morning’s House Revenue & Finance Committee meeting, Representative Mike Tryon questioned officials from the Governor’s Office of Management and Budget about the financial consequences that could result from SB 1229’s veto override. The bill would unilaterally allow AFSCME … Continue reading