It’s a new year with a new legislative session, but an all-too-familiar story is recurring in the Indiana Statehouse, at least from the Republican viewpoint: House Democrats once again held up any work because they oppose a GOP proposal to make Indiana a right-to-work state.Wednesday was to have bee
Indiana’s legislative session will be short this year — it’s expected to last until March — but judging by the political tone set before the start of the session Wednesday, the debate will be furious.The Republican leadership, as well as Republican Gov.
Indiana Republicans and Democrats come together Tuesday in Indianapolis for what’s called Organization Day, a kind of symbolic start to the new legislative session that often sets a tone for what’s to come.And what’s to come could be more fighting between the minority Democrats and majority Republic
House Speaker Michael Madigan is one of Illinois' most mysterious politicians. He's so guarded, even his mere utterances can make a big splash.Last month was no exception. Madigan raised eyebrows after attending a fundraiser for U.S. House Speaker John Boehner - as in Republican, John Boehner.
The League of Women Voters of Illinois is asking a federal court to order a big change in the highly political, once-a-decade redistricting process. It's the latest suit tied to Illinois' new boundaries for U.S.
Top Illinois Republicans have sued to invalidate the state's new legislative district map drawn by Democrats.In a lawsuit filed Wednesday in federal court, House Republican leader Tom Cross and Senate Republican leader Christine Radogno contend the map shortchanges blacks and Latinos and dilutes the
Even as Congress and the White House tussle over a Fiscal 2012 budget, the National Endowment for the Arts has spent the last of its Fiscal 2011 cash in a series of grants announced last month in which a number of Chicago organizations picked up federal bucks.Chicago theater industry recipients are