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Springfield, IL
Reporter — Chicago Tribune

Chicago Tribune Statehouse reporter, covering the spectacle that is Illinois government.

Rauner, Madigan dig in during Springfield stalemate

chicagotribune.com — Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner and Democratic House Speaker Michael Madigan are digging in during the Springfield stalemate, their resistance to giving ground driven by political calculations each believes will help his side eventually prevail. The battle of wills comes down to the money versus the map.
Aug 28, 2015

The political standoff btwn Rauner and Madigan and the showdown coming next election, by @moniquegarcia and @rap30: chicagotribune.com/news/local/pol…

Aug 28, 2015

RT @chasejohn: The political standoff btwn Rauner and Madigan and the showdown coming next election, by @moniquegarcia and @rap30: chicagotribune.com/news/local/pol…

Aug 28, 2015

Smart piece from @moniquegarcia and @rap30 on the role of 2016 politics in the endless Illinois budget stalemate. chicagotribune.com/news/local/pol…

Aug 28, 2015

RT @monicadavey1: Smart piece from @moniquegarcia and @rap30 on the role of 2016 politics in the endless Illinois budget stalemate. chicagotribune.com/news/local/pol…

Illinois Governor Eliminates Funding for Treatment in Anti-Heroin Bill

governing.com — Gov. Bruce Rauner on Monday sought to rewrite a wide-ranging measure aimed at curbing heroin use, eliminating a requirement that the state's Medicaid health care program for the poor pay for medication and therapy programs to treat addiction. The Republican governor said the state can't afford the extra cost while "facing unprecedented fiscal difficulties."
Aug 26, 2015

To save money on treating addicts using Medicaid, IL gov ensures they will wind up in EDs or jail instead. governing.com/topics/health-…

Democrats try to restore Rauner childcare cuts as state struggles with cash flow

chicagotribune.com — House Democrats pushed forward Tuesday with an effort to restore spending on subsidized child care as Republican Comptroller Leslie Munger's office warned that the state is short on cash and already struggling to meet legal requirements to pay its bills.
Aug 26, 2015

RT @ChiTribCloutSt: Democrats try to restore Rauner childcare cuts as state struggles with cash flow chicagotribune.com/news/local/pol…

Rauner dumps treatment from anti-heroin measure, citing cost

chicagotribune.com — SPRINGFIELD - Gov. Bruce Rauner on Monday sought to rewrite a wide-ranging measure aimed at curbing heroin use, eliminating a requirement that the state's Medicaid healthcare program for the poor pay for medication and therapy programs to treat addiction. The Republican governor said the state can't afford the extra cost while "facing unprecedented fiscal difficulties."
Aug 24, 2015

RT @breakingchinews: Rauner dumps treatment from anti-heroin measure, citing cost: Gov. Bruce Rauner on Monday sought to rewrite a… dlvr.it/By2SnG

Aug 25, 2015

As heroin deaths surge in Illinois, Rauner aims to slash addiction treatment funds for low income drug users chicagotribune.com/news/local/pol…

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Rauner signs bill allowing nursing home residents to install cameras

chicagotribune.com — SPRINGFIELD - Taking action on dozens of bills, Gov. Bruce Rauner signed measures into law that would allow nursing home residents to put cameras in their rooms to protect against abuse and require high school students take civics class in order to graduate.

Democrats get their day at Illinois fair to rebut Rauner, look ahead to 2016

chicagotribune.com — Democrats get their day at the Illinois State Fair on Thursday, an opportunity to use the fairgrounds stage to rebut Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner while looking ahead to next year's election. Democrats surrendered their right to the fair's Governor's Day last November when Rauner became the first Republican elected as the state's chief executive since 1998.
Aug 20, 2015

RT @ChiTribCloutSt: Updated story by @rap30 and @moniquegarcia Illinois Democrats united against Rauner, divided on U.S. Senate race:chicagotribune.com/news/local/pol…

Aug 20, 2015

RT @ChiTribCloutSt: Updated story by @rap30 and @moniquegarcia Illinois Democrats united against Rauner, divided on U.S. Senate race:chicagotribune.com/news/local/pol…

Aug 20, 2015

RT @ChiTribCloutSt: Updated story by @rap30 and @moniquegarcia Illinois Democrats united against Rauner, divided on U.S. Senate race:chicagotribune.com/news/local/pol…

Senate Democrats ignore Rauner, override veto on bill to avert lockout, strike

chicagotribune.com — Gov. Bruce Rauner may be the first Republican to hold the state’s top office in 12 years, but Democrats won’t let him forget who controls the legislature as the Senate voted Wednesday to override his veto of a union-backed bill that would limit his powers in collective bargaining.

Rauner blames 'Chicago political machine' for budget breakdown at Republican state fair rally

chicagotribune.com — SPRINGFIELD - Republican Bruce Rauner celebrated his first Governor's Day at the Illinois State Fair by blaming the "Chicago machine" and Democrats who control the legislature for running a "dicatatorship" that caused the state's lengthy budget impasse and dictated local collective bargaining rules with unions.
Aug 19, 2015

RT @ChiTribCloutSt: Rauner blames 'Chicago political machine' for budget breakdown at Republican state fair rally chicagotribune.com/news/local/pol…

Aug 20, 2015

RT @rap30: Our Governors Day wrap up: As Rauner rips Democratic 'dictatorship,' Senate Dems override his veto - Chicago Tribune chicagotribune.com/news/local/pol…

Rauner, Republicans mark first Governor's Day at state fair since 2002

chicagotribune.com — Republicans celebrate their first Governor's Day in more than a dozen years at the Illinois State Fair on Wednesday, but an ongoing political and budget impasse may provoke a sharp response from Democrats. Wednesday is the deadline for the General Assembly to begin action to override Republican Gov.

Rauner bids $61,000 for prized steer, donates meat to U. of I.

chicagotribune.com — SPRINGFIELD - Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner didn't just oversee the annual Sale of Champions at the Illinois State Fair on Tuesday night, he also placed the winning bid on a prized steer.
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Aug 28, 2015

RT @rap30: I'll be joining @RoeConn and @AnnaDavlantes after the 3p news on @WGNRadio AM-720 to discuss the dysfunctional state of Illinois politics.

Aug 28, 2015

Illinois lottery winners have to wait for payout due to budget impasse trib.in/1fKNQ9Y

Aug 28, 2015

RT @monicadavey1: Smart piece from @moniquegarcia and @rap30 on the role of 2016 politics in the endless Illinois budget stalemate. chicagotribune.com/news/local/pol…

Aug 26, 2015

Judge orders Rauner aides, comptroller to sort out what state bills unpaid fw.to/ACZqB8e

Aug 26, 2015

RT @ChiTribCloutSt: Ex-Rep. Aaron Schock says he's handed over more than 10,000 documents chicagotribune.com/news/local/pol…

Aug 26, 2015

So sick over this: Reporter, photographer shot to death on air in Virginia; suspect in hospital fw.to/MGwPRLJ

Aug 25, 2015

The making of @ChrisKaergard's political "playoff" beard: Illinois budget impasse a not-even-close shave shar.es/1vHxcv via @pjstar


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