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By Mark Davis
The nation founders, the Lone Star State thrives
Topic - Greg Harris
The Illinois Senate has advanced a plan to restore Medicaid cuts made in 2012.
The Illinois House has voted to expand Medicaid despite Republican concerns about how to pay for it.
The Illinois House is expected to vote on a proposed 2015 budget that would cut spending by billions of dollars.
Illinois Democrats are discussing expanding Medicaid spending at the same time Gov. Pat Quinn is laying out a "doomsday" budget if he doesn't get a temporary income tax increase extended.
The Illinois House could soon vote on a proposed 2015 budget that would cut spending by billions of dollars.
In a story May 13 about a proposed state budget in the Illinois Legislature, The Associated Press erroneously reported the title of a committee chaired by Rep. Greg Harris. He is chairman of the House Human Services Appropriations Committee, not the House Human Services Committee.
An Illinois mom was reunited with her son on Mother's Day weekend after being separated more than four decades, a surprise meeting she called a "marvelous blessing."
Although Illinois lawmakers failed Friday night to approve a bill to make it the 13th state to perform gay marriages, legislative leaders pledged to bring it back for passage with some holding out hope that it could before the end of the summer.
Illinois lawmakers failed Friday night to approve a bill to legalize gay marriage, but the bill's sponsor pledged to bring it back for passage at the end of the year.
The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum in Cleveland has hired its new president and CEO from within its leadership ranks.
Of America's 7,382 state legislators, only 85 are openly gay or lesbian. They are, however, playing an outsized and often impassioned role when the agenda turns to recognizing same-sex couples with civil unions or full marriage rights.
He has said that the 2012 cuts didn't save the state money because people wound up in the emergency room, which costs more.
But he says federal money will cover some of the expenses, making the final cost to taxpayers about $125 million.