Suburban mayors joined Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel to ask Illinois lawmakers to raise the state’s gas tax by 20 to 30 cents a gallon, a proposal that could make Illinois’ motor fuel tax the highest in the nation and ensure that per gallon taxes increase yearly with the rate of inflation.
The special counsel investigation into the 2016 election has cost taxpayers over $25 million and counting.
Robert Mueller’s office released its latest expenditures spanning from April 1, 2018, through Sept. 30, 2018, finding the special counsel racked up over $8.4 million in five months.
The net neutrality debate is a complicated one, so naturally many of the loudest voices against its repeal last year resorted to doomsday rhetoric.
Authors of a criminal justice reform bill pending in the Senate rolled out a new version late Wednesday, with changes reflecting some but not all bill critics’ concerns.
A pair of medical experts told lawmakers that controversial fetal tissue research has been rendered obsolete thanks to advances using adult stem cells and other treatments.
A California commission is proposing a monthly tax on cell phone bills, specifically text-message services, to increase state funds for programs that help bring connectivity to low-income residents and the deaf.
The Air Force repeatedly failed to submit the Sutherland Springs shooter’s criminal record to the FBI, allowing the shooter to purchase guns without failing a background check. A report issued by the Department of Defense’s Inspector General on Thursday said this was due to a lack of understanding or mistakes on the part of military law enforcement officials.
An independent board in Illinois voted Wednesday afternoon to notify the online lodging website Airbnb that it is violating state laws barring the economic boycott of Israel, according to sources tracking the ongoing meetings.
Center for Medical Progress founder David Daleiden asked a federal appeals court to dismiss the “character assassination” waged by researchers seeking to redact their information as part of a public records request.
A Labor front group is using out-of-state petition gatherers to salvage a minimum wage law opposed by many restaurant workers.