On this week's episode of Under the Dome, we discuss the Illinois legislature approving a bill to raise the tobacco purchasing age from 18 to 21. Plus, we talk about a report showing that more Illinoisans are choosing to go to college outside of Illinois.
Gov. J.B. Pritzker this week introduced his graduated income tax plan, which would discard the state's flat income tax and replace it with different tax rates that depend on how much money you make. Angie, Doug and Bernie explore the financial and political ramifications.
On this week's episode of Under the Dome, we discuss ongoing debate over Gov. J.B. Pritzker's desire for a progressive income tax in Illinois. Also, ratings agencies are weighing in on the state's budget situation. And, for the reason some of you have clicked on the Under the Dome Podcast for the first time ever today, we talk about adult film star Stormy Daniels' planned trip to Springfield later this month, which includes a stop at the Statehouse, where she plans to address a tax on strip...
On this week's episode of Under the Dome, we discuss Gov. Pritzker's $39 billion budget plan and where spending will be increased and how they plan to pay for it and his plan to tackle the mounting pension problem.
On this week's episode of Under the Dome, we discuss this week's approval of a minimum wage increase in the Illinois Senate, calls to raise the minimum salary for an Illinois teacher and the ongoing push to legalize the recreational use of marijuana.
On this week's episode of the Under the Dome Podcast, we discuss the prompt move toward increasing the minimum wage in Illinois to $15 a hour. Plus, state Sen. Andy Manar, D-Bunker Hill, wants the state to put $50 million toward a new Southern Illinois University campus in downtown Springfield. We also discuss the attention being given to House Speaker Michael Madigan's voice showing up in an FBI investigation.
On this week's episode of Under the Dome, we take a look at next week's start to the Illinois General Assembly's spring legislative session, which will feature a House and Senate with a more Democratic tilt working with a new Democratic governor. What will they accomplish? We also talk about Gov. J.B. Pritzker's busy week of signing executive orders and his choice for a new Illinois State Police director.
On this week's episode of the Under the Dome podcast, we review the festivities surrounding the inauguration of Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker, including an appearance by Maroon 5, led by Adam Levine (pictured), the mystery headliner who played at the big inauguration party. We also talk about Pritzker's first week on the job, which included signing a gun-control bill and giving step raises to state employees.
On this week's episode of Under the Dome, we look at an early legislative win for J.B. Pritzker, even before he assumes the governor's office. We also look ahead at the various events happening for Pritzker's inauguration on Monday, Jan. 14.
The Under the Dome Podcast crew checks in one last time in 2018 to talk about recent Illinois Statehouse news, including Gov.-elect J.B. Pritzker's newly named staff, the state continuing to lose population and Attorney General Lisa Madigan issuing a preliminary report about sex abuse cases involving Catholic priests. Our staff members also reveal their state government story of the year.
On this week's episode of the Under the Dome podcast, Angie, Bernie and Doug discuss the revelation that Gov. Bruce Rauner actually tried to drop out of the governor's race between the primary and general elections. They also talk about the governor's ongoing battle with AFSCME and Gov.-elect J.B. Pritzker's trip to D.C. to visit President Trump and his plans for inauguration day.
On this week's episode of Under the Dome, we talk about the Satanic display that has been installed in the Capitol rotunda and the national attention that has gone along with it. Also, it's been 10 years since former Gov. Rod Blagojevich was arrested. We remember.
On this week's episode of Under the Dome, we review the final three days of the Illinois General Assembly's veto session, which culminated with Gov. Bruce Rauner making a public appearance in Springfield for the first time since his election loss to say he fears for Illinois' future under the incoming J.B. Pritzker administration. We also talk about a state representative apologizing for comments she made on the House floor that seemed to threaten another lawmaker.
The first week of the Illinois General Assembly's veto session is in the books. We take a look at what happened, including lawmakers holding a hearing about the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum Foundation and a hat they bought that may or may not have actually belonged to Lincoln. We also talk about the reaction to newly re-elected state Comptroller Susana Mendoza announcing eight days after the election that she will run for Chicago mayor.
The State Journal-Register's Bernard Schoenburg, Doug Finke and Angie Muhs break down Tuesday's Election Day results, including the Democratic sweep of statewide offices and Republican sweep of our two local U.S. House seats.
This week, Bernie Schoenburg and Doug Finke take a look at some interesting political ads in the gubernatorial race. Also, as Election Day nears, they talk about some interesting developments in the gubernatorial race and in the race for state attorney general.
On this week's episode of Under the Dome, Bernard Schoenburg, Doug Finke and Angie Muhs talk about the latest debate between Gov. Bruce Rauner and Democratic challenger J.B. Pritzker. They also give an update on the hotly contested U.S. House race between incumbent Republican Rodney Davis and Democratic challenger Betsy Londrigan.