Back in early January, on the first day of the Indiana General Assembly session, hundreds of pro-union organizers greeted lawmakers as they came to work in Indianapolis.It was loud, boisterous and heated as unions geared up for a fight with Republican lawmakers and tried to prevent a right-to-work b
A new state law that goes into effect Jan. 1, 2011, aims to help members of the military avoid foreclosure.The law allows people recently deployed in combat zones to apply for a 90-day delay if they’re facing foreclosure. State Representative Mark Walker sponsored the bill.
Chicago Mayor Richard Daley thanked the Illinois General Assembly for passing a bill authorizing civil unions in the state.The legislation passed this week by both the House and Senate offers gay and lesbian couples many of the same legal rights as married couples in Illinois."I'm very happy wi
As the Illinois General Assembly prepares to resume its fall veto session, a number of issues remain outstanding including public employee pensions for police and firefighters.But that’s not the only controversial topic legislators will deal with when they return next week.They also face bills
The Speaker of the Illinois House of Representatives thinks the General Assembly could allow civil unions for gay couples.Democrat Michael Madigan gave his predictions about what might happen during the remainder of the fall veto session. "I just say that based on my conversations with man