Government Affairs Report

It Ain’t Over Till It’s Over!

May has come and gone, and Illinois is still without a budget! No surprise really; it’s happened before, and it appears that there is no bravery in Springfield to do what it will take to dig us out of this hole! It will be interesting to see what... Read More

And the Rules Drag On!

And the Rules Drag On!The GAS From SpringfieldBy Jim Owen and Scott A. MeyersIn early March we were sure that the Joint Committee on Administrative Rules (JCAR) would approve the final draft of the Pharmacy Practice Act, which was amended by the Genera... Read More

96th General Assembly - Part 2

We are now in the second month of the second year of the 96th General Assembly of Illinois. The new bills are rolling in, but at the time of writing, are too few to be reviewed for this publication. However, now is a good time to review this year&rsquo... Read More

Very Important Things You Need to Know to Begin 2010

The new year is upon us, and there are a few very important things you need to know or remember as you spring from the starting blocks. First of all, 2010 is an even numbered year which, besides being obvious, means it is licensure and registration ... Read More

The New Rules - Another Disappointment from Illinois Government!

The new pharmacy practice act draft rules were published for the first time on September 25, 2009, and the clock began ticking. Unfortunately, the draft was not the draft that all of pharmacy, medicine, nursing, PhRMA, and Hospital Association had all ... Read More

General Assembly Story

Every now and then we take time to remind you what the GAS from Springfield is all about. The “GAS” is an acronym for General Assembly Story but it is also a metaphor comparing the accomplishments of the Illinois General Assembly with a vap... Read More

It May All Be Over But the Shouting

By the time you read this, all may be over but the whining and complaining of those who didn’t get what they want and those who got what they didn’t want. The Spring Legislative Session is scheduled to end on Sunday May 31st, and if it a... Read More

The GAS from Springfield - The Lame Duck Session or Have the Eagles Landed?

January 2nd through the 9th of 2013 could see the most prolific session of any Illinois General Assembly in history. Those days will be the final days of the 97th Illinois General Assembly and would normally be referred to as the “Lame Duck&rdquo... Read More

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