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Proposed amendment would require two-thirds vote on new taxes in Illinois Proposed amendment would require two-thirds vote on new taxes in Illinois

Proposed amendment would require two-thirds vote on new taxes in Illinois

As the Democratic-controlled state Legislature mulls a constitutional amendment to change the state’s income tax structure, Republicans in the Illinois Senate are touting a plan to require a two-thirds vote to propose or raise any new taxes in the state. Per state Sen. Dan McConchie’s plan, any proposal to raise taxes would require a greater supermajority – two-thirds of legislators – than the three-fifths needed to put a constitutional amendment question on the ballot. McConchie said the two-thirds threshold is the same to expel a member or convict on...
Audit details delays, mishandling of Legionnaires’ disease response from Rauner administration Audit details delays, mishandling of Legionnaires’ disease response from Rauner administration

Audit details delays, mishandling of Legionnaires’ disease response from Rauner administration

Illinois’ auditor general detailed delays, mishandling and poor communication from former Gov. Bruce Rauner’s administration in its response to a deadly Legionnaires’ disease outbreak at the Illinois Veterans Home at Quincy which began in 2015. The report from Auditor General Frank Mautino said at least 220 residents and staff became ill in August and September 2015, with...
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