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State lawmakers at odds over capital bill funding State lawmakers at odds over capital bill funding

State lawmakers at odds over capital bill funding

House Democrats advanced a $2.44 billion plan to pay for state transportation infrastructure improvements Thursday that hinges on a hike in the motor fuel tax, vehicle registrations and fees.  Republican lawmakers took issue with components of the revenue measure — a boost to the state’s motor fuel tax, an omission of a bonding option and giving local governments the ability to levy an additional gas tax, to name a few. 

Senate now debating corporate board diversity bill Senate now debating corporate board diversity bill

Senate now debating corporate board diversity bill

A bill that would require Illinois-headquartered corporations to include women and minorities on their boards of directors is now being considered in the Senate, where a committee chairwoman on Thursday suggested changes could be applied.  House Bill 3394 stirred heated debate when it passed out of the House last month.

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