Legislation

The Illinois Senate stands adjourned shortly after coming to order during a special session on education funding at the Illinois State Capitol, Monday, July 31, 2017, in Springfield, Ill. Negotiations between republicans and democrats continue on the Senate Bill 1, the school funding reform bill as Gov. Bruce Rauner has called for the bill to be sent to his desk. (Justin L. Fowler/The State Journal-Register via AP)
August 01, 2017 - 4:12 pm
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner used his veto power Tuesday to strip millions of dollars for Chicago Public Schools from a school funding overhaul, a move that could mean no districts get state money before classes begin. The Republican removed help for Chicago Public Schools'...
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Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer of N.Y., speaks to reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington, Friday, July 28, 2017, after the Republican-controlled Senate was unable to fulfill their political promise to repeal and replace "Obamacare." (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
August 01, 2017 - 12:43 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate's top Democrat accused President Donald Trump on Tuesday of childish behavior by threatening to halt federal payments that help millions afford health coverage, saying such a move would impose a "Trump premium tax" by forcing consumers' insurance costs upward. The...
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August 01, 2017 - 12:32 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Who are you going to trust when it comes to what's best for the flying public? Members of Congress or the hero of the Miracle on the Hudson, retired Capt. Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger? Proponents of privatizing air traffic control, a top priority of President Donald Trump, face...
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Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer of N.Y., speaks to reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington, Friday, July 28, 2017, after the Republican-controlled Senate was unable to fulfill their political promise to repeal and replace "Obamacare." (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
August 01, 2017 - 12:06 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate's top Democrat accused President Donald Trump on Tuesday of childish behavior by threatening to halt federal payments that help millions afford health coverage, saying such a move would impose a "Trump premium tax" by forcing consumers' insurance costs upward. The...
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August 01, 2017 - 11:47 am
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — The Latest on a school funding measure in Illinois (all times local): 10:45 a.m. Gov. Bruce Rauner says the way public schools get money in Illinois will be more "fair and equitable" with his changes to a school funding bill. The Republican on Tuesday removed help for...
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U.S. Vice President Mike Pence, left, and Georgian Prime Minister Giorgi Kvirikashvili attend a welcome ceremony at the airport outside Tbilisi, Georgia, Monday, July 31, 2017. Pence will meet Georgian President and observes NATO-Georgian military exercises.(AP Photo/Shakh Aivazov, pool)
August 01, 2017 - 9:43 am
MOSCOW (AP) — U.S. Vice President Mike Pence pledged support Tuesday for the former Soviet republic of Georgia, his second stop on a European trip backing nations that feel threatened by Russian aggression. Russia and Georgia fought a brief war in 2008, which lead to two breakaway Georgian regions...
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Women activists protest in front Jordan's parliament in Amman on Tuesday, August 1, 2017 with banners calling on legislators to repeal a provision that allows a rapist to escape punishment if he marries his victim. Parliament is to vote on the proposed change to the penal code Tuesday. The banner in the middle in Arabic reads: Article 308 is a disgrace in the Jordanian justice system, the banner on the left says: Article 308 does not protect honor, it protects the culprit. (AP Photo/Reem Saad)
August 01, 2017 - 7:33 am
AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — The lower house of Jordan's parliament on Tuesday scrapped a provision in the kingdom's penal code that allowed a rapist to escape punishment if he married his victim. Cheers erupted from the spectators' gallery as legislators narrowly voted for repeal, following an emotional...
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Women activists protest in front Jordan's parliament in Amman on Tuesday, August 1, 2017 with banners calling on legislators to repeal a provision that allows a rapist to escape punishment if he marries his victim. Parliament is to vote on the proposed change to the penal code Tuesday. The banner in the middle in Arabic reads: Article 308 is a disgrace in the Jordanian justice system, the banner on the left says: Article 308 does not protect honor, it protects the culprit. (AP Photo/Reem Saad)
August 01, 2017 - 7:23 am
AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — The lower house of Jordan's parliament on Tuesday scrapped a provision in the kingdom's penal code that allowed a rapist to escape punishment if he married his victim. Cheers erupted from the spectators' gallery as legislators narrowly voted for repeal, following an emotional...
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Women activists protest in front Jordan's parliament in Amman on Tuesday, August 1, 2017 with banners calling on legislators to repeal a provision that allows a rapist to escape punishment if he marries his victim. Parliament is to vote on the proposed change to the penal code Tuesday. The banner in the middle in Arabic reads: Article 308 is a disgrace in the Jordanian justice system, the banner on the left says: Article 308 does not protect honor, it protects the culprit. (AP Photo/Reem Saad)
August 01, 2017 - 7:01 am
AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — The lower house of Jordan's parliament on Tuesday scrapped a provision in the kingdom's penal code that allowed a rapist to escape punishment if he married his victim. Cheers erupted from the spectators' gallery as legislators narrowly voted for repeal, following an emotional...
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Women activists protest in front Jordan's parliament in Amman on Tuesday, August 1, 2017 with banners calling on legislators to repeal a provision that allows a rapist to escape punishment if he marries his victim. Parliament is to vote on the proposed change to the penal code Tuesday. The banner in the middle in Arabic reads: Article 308 is a disgrace in the Jordanian justice system, the banner on the left says: Article 308 does not protect honor, it protects the culprit. (AP Photo/Reem Saad)
August 01, 2017 - 6:32 am
AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — The lower house of Jordan's parliament on Tuesday scrapped a provision in the kingdom's penal code that allowed a rapist to escape punishment if he married his victim. Cheers erupted from the spectators' gallery as legislators narrowly voted for repeal, following an emotional...
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