In response to Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s recent State of the State address before the General Assembly, Illinois state Rep. Darren Bailey (R-Xenia) expressed concern about the governor's commitment to meaningful reform with regard to the rampant corruption that continues to plague Springfield.
When the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) scheduled a strike vote earlier this year, many viewed the move as another tactic orchestrated by the union to prevent Gov. Bruce Rauner from imposing his last, best offer.
Jodi Golden, executive director of the Illinois Capital Development Board (CDB), said during a recent press conference that hundreds of construction projects have been abandoned since the budget impasse last year, and that a stopgap budget is the agency’s only life line.