Rauner optimistic for budget by end of month

May 16, 2016

Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner says he’s optimistic Democrats and Republicans can reach a big compromise on a budget deal.  But time is running out before a big deadline at the end of the month. 

Getting a pulse on post-shutdown frustration

Oct 17, 2013

Polls show voters grew more frustrated with Washington as the government shutdown dragged on.  Now that there’s a deal, it’s unclear whether that anger may weigh on voters’ minds ahead of next year’s elections.