Former Illinois state Sen. Martin Sandoval was formally charged in federal court Monday with bribery and tax fraud. Sandoval, a Chicago Democrat whose Statehouse offices were raided by federal agents in September, resigned from office in November.
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Indictment alleges former lawmaker accepted money in exchange for continuing support of legislation and understated his earnings.
Illinois state lawmakers return to Springfield on Tuesday ahead of Gov. J.B. Pritzker's second State of the State speech on Wednesday.
An Illinois state senator raised concerns in 2016 that Illinois’ automatic voter registration program could mistakenly give voter cards to people who weren't U.S. citizens.
Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer was given the nod to deliver her party’s nationwide response to President Donald Trump’s State of the Union address Tuesday, Feb. 4.
Senate Minority Leader Sen. Audrey Gibson, D-Jacksonville, has filed bills seeking to create “elder abuse fatality review teams” for the last four sessions.
Working with legislative leaders will help ensure funding for programs affecting agriculture.
The Michigan Senate approved Senate Concurrent Resolution 18 opposing proposed rules that would force marijuana companies to sign a “peace labor agreement” with a union to receive a state license.
The House Oversight, Transparency & Public Management Subcommittee Wednesday approved a contentious bill that would place additional conditions on public employee unions.
Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers started his State of the State speech Wednesday night by bragging about how well Republicans and Democrats at the state Capitol have worked together over the past year.