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Wednesday, May 31, 2023
State Fair Tickets on Sale June 1

The Illinois State Fair Box Office is opening for in-person grandstand ticket purchases starting on Thursday, June 1. Regular box office hours are 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Friday and…

Tuesday, May 16, 2023
Republicans Push Back On Ballooning Costs of Free Health Care for Undocumented Immigrants, Democrats Shut Republicans Out of Budget Talks

The Medicaid-style health benefits program for undocumented immigrants now costs $1.1 billion, which is $880 million more than had been previously projected by the Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services…

Monday, May 15, 2023
FY23 Revenue Numbers Revised Sharply Downward

The revision came in the monthly report that is required by law to be presented by the Governor’s Office of Management and Budget (GOMB) to the Legislative Budget Oversight Commission. By…

Tuesday, May 9, 2023
Expected Cost for IL Noncitizen Health Care Program Grows to $1.1 billion; Republicans Call for Moratorium

The estimated cost for Illinois to continue providing health care coverage to noncitizens who are otherwise ineligible for Medicaid benefits has been revised upward to $1.1 billion for the upcoming fiscal…

Wednesday, April 26, 2023
Happy Administrative Professionals’ Day

Wishing a Happy Administrative Professionals’ Day to all the hard working professionals who keep offices running smoothly and efficiently, including my staff Rachel and Donnette!

Tuesday, April 25, 2023
Governor Continues Wall Street Borrowing

Illinois is selling $2.45 billion in general obligation (GO) bonds in an environment of rising global interest rates. The bonds are being sold in four batches, sized as $1.1 billion,…

Monday, April 24, 2023
House Republicans Call For Moratorium, Audit of Illinois’ Billion-Dollar Health Benefits Program for Undocumented Immigrants

Illinois House Republican leaders are calling for a moratorium on expansion and a State audit of Illinois’ billion-dollar health benefits program for undocumented immigrants. At a Capitol press conference Thursday,…

Thursday, January 26, 2023
Rep. Rosenthal’s Capitol Update: New General Assembly Sworn-in, Lawsuits Oppose Gun Ban & More

103rd General Assembly Sworn-in. The new 103rd General Assembly was sworn-in on January 11, 2023. I want to express my thanks to you, the people of the 108th District, for giving me…

Friday, January 20, 2023
Scott’s Law Crashes Tabulated

State law forbids the act, by a driver, of passing a stopped and shouldered first-response vehicle in an adjoining lane at high speed.  The driver, if he or she sees…

Wednesday, January 18, 2023
Lawsuits Filed Against New Gun Ban Law

Starting on Friday, January 13, opponents of the new law have filed lawsuits in State and federal courts to have the measure stayed and then struck down.  The State-enacted measure…