Friday - January 18, 2019
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Political News Headlines

Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D) apologizes to LGBTQ community for earlier views - Thu, 17 Jan 2019
"In my past, I said and believed things that were wrong, and worse, they were very hurtful to people in the LGBTQ community and to their loved ones,"

The LA teachers’ strike has cost $69m. Now both sides are negotiating again - Thu, 17 Jan 2019
But it's not clear exactly how much additional money Los Angeles schools might get, or when.

Pritzker signs gun control bill, local democrat votes against it - Thu, 17 Jan 2019
The Illinois legislative session is just a few days old, but there is already a major change in the state. 

Democratic control in the Illinois statehouse: What it means for 2019 - Thu, 17 Jan 2019
We are having Breakfast With...Illinois State House Rep. Mike Halpin Thursday, January 17 on Good Morning Quad Cities. We're having it at the City Limits Saloon & Grill. 

Pritzker gives raises to state workers on first day, issues 2 executive orders - Wed, 16 Jan 2019
Pritzker said he’ll ensure that certain union employees who have not received automatic annual pay raises since 2015 get their appropriate step increases going forward.

J.B. Pritzker signs first executive orders on first full day as Illinois governor - Tue, 15 Jan 2019
Gov. J.B. Pritzker used his first full day in office to restore frozen wage increases for unionized state employees.

Iowa governor wants convicted felons to be able to vote again - Tue, 15 Jan 2019
Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds is proposing the Legislature pass a constitutional amendment that would no longer allow the state to strip convicted felons of their right to vote.

British lawmakers crush Theresa May’s Brexit deal by record margin - Tue, 15 Jan 2019
"Every day that passes without this issue being resolved means more uncertainty, more bitterness and more rancor," May said.

1,500 GoFundMe pages have been set up by furloughed government employees looking for help - Tue, 15 Jan 2019
In recent days more than 1,500 campaigns have been set up by furloughed government employees looking for help. Together, the campaigns so far have raised more than $300,000.

Watch: Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds gives 2019 Condition of the State address - Tue, 15 Jan 2019
Governor Kim Reynolds gave the "Condition of the State" address on Tuesday, January 15.

Pritzker outlines long to-do list, says Illinois is not broken - Tue, 15 Jan 2019
Pritzker outlined a plan to have state government spend more on child care, adopt a climate change strategy, raise the minimum wage, fight gun violence, and raise taxes to pay for it all.

Watch: J.B. Pritzker sworn in as 43rd Illinois governor - Mon, 14 Jan 2019
Illinois welcomes its 43rd governor as Democrat J.B. Pritzker is inaugurated in Springfield.