Monday, November 13, 2017

Nov 13, 2017

News headlines for the morning of November 13, 2017

  • The Illinois House and Senate approved legislation last week that would provide an income tax credit to flood victims. And it now goes to the governor for his signature.
  • After recent mass shootings, some Illinois lawmakers reacted by filing legislation that would tighten restrictions on guns. But the veto session is over and state gun laws have not changed.
  • A forum tonight will kick off the Cedar Rapids runoff election for mayor. Brad Hart and Monica Vernon were the top two candidates in a field of eight last week. They'll face each other in a runoff election next month because they failed to get 50 percent of the vote.
  • A top official for Senate Republicans in the Iowa Legislature says an investigation into alleged sexual harassment within the office is complete, but there will be no report about it and no information will be shared with the public. Ed Failor, senior aide to Senate Majority Leader Bill Dix, told The Associated Press that additional information cannot be shared publicly because it's a personnel issue.