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Amendatory veto plan would be better for schools

According to analysis based on funding levels from the enacted budget, the Governor’s planned amendatory veto would create a fairer system for the state’s K-12 schools.

Charlie’s Law offers life-saving treatments to children

Legislation signed into law this week will ensure that children are able to receive life-saving treatments for autoimmune disorders connected to streptococcal infections known as PANDAS.

Budget unbalanced, fraught with errors

Despite a 32 percent increase in income taxes, the Democrats’ budget may not significantly reduce the state’s backlog of bills and does nothing to address the unpaid pension liability that restricts that state’s ability to pay for basic services.

Tracy voices opposition of budget plan approval

State Senator Jil Tracy (R-Quincy) releases the below statement following the House and Senate approval of a budget plan which includes a significant income tax hike.

Tracy responds to transition of Senate Republican Leadership

Following Senate Minority Leader Christine Radogno’s announcement to resign, Tracy provided the following statement on the transition of leadership.

Tracy and lawmakers call for compromise budget plan

Senate Republican Leader Christine Radogno (R-Lemont) says the budget package is “a reasonable compromise that will allow Illinois to move forward.” The comprehensive proposal includes a

Tracy: Compromise school funding proposal will boost equitability for all Illinois school districts

Extensive analysis by ISBE of the recent compromise school funding reform legislation cosponsored by Sen. Tracy, has found that under the proposal, all 852 Illinois school districts would receive more funding and benefit from a more equitable system than under any previous proposal.

Amazon delivers new jobs to Illinois

Despite Illinois’ ongoing uphill battle to keep businesses from leaving, one of the world’s largest retailers is expanding facilities and bringing jobs to the state.

Tracy voices support for introduced ‘Capitol Compromise’ budget proposal

Senator Tracy offered the following statement in support of the 'Capitol Compromise' budget package and urges lawmakers to return to Springfield to vote on the proposal.

Gov. Rauner calls special session

With the clock ticking down on the end of the 2017 Fiscal Year, Gov. Rauner is calling lawmakers back to Springfield for a 10-day special session to continue their work toward passage of a balanced budget before Illinois lapses into its third-straight year without a budget.

IDPH cautions against tick bites

With warmer weather and people across the state enjoying more outdoor activities, the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) is urging Illinois residents to take precautions against tick bites.

Federal judge decides ruling on Illinois Medicaid payments

As the budget impasse continues and Illinois’ backlog grows to over $14 billion in unpaid bills, many Medicaid service providers have threatened to discontinue services to Illinois Medicaid recipients unless the state starts postmarking reimbursement checks faster.

Illinois ranks amongst worst states for personal income growth

Between 2007 and 2016, Illinois’ personal income growth crawled at a pace of only 0.8 percent per year, tying with Nevada for the lowest income growth in the country.

Senate Republicans keep focus on balanced budget for upcoming fiscal year

For the third consecutive year, the General Assembly has adjourned on May 31 without passing a comprehensive and balanced budget for the state of Illinois, despite Republican lawmakers repeated requests that their Democrat counterparts remain at the negotiating table to come to a budget compromise.

Comcast Newsmakers interviews Tracy about the ongoing budget impasse

Hear Senator Tracy's thoughts on the ongoing budget impasse in a sit-down interview with Comcast Newsmakers.