Missouri Senator Claire McCaskill says Congress needs to play by the same rules as everyone else.
Speaking at her St. Louis office on Sunday, the Democratic Senator unveiled a package of reforms she says will help bring transparency and accountability to Congress.
McCaskill proposed creating an independent watchdog office to oversee Senate operations and take complaints from the public.
Reporting from Illinois Public Radio's Luke Runyon used in this report.
School officials say Illinois Governor Pat Quinn's decision to slash school transportation spending could hurt instruction, even though he wants to increase the amount the state spends per pupil.
The budget Quinn unveiled in Springfield yesterday cuts $95 million from the state school busing fund.
Illinois Governor Pat Quinn gave his annual state budget address today in Springfield.
Join us tonight at 7 p.m. for a broadcast the full address on 90.7 FM or online here.
You can also follow along and read the full text of the Governor's address here.
So far, here are some reactions to Quinn's budget:
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