IL Legislature Passes $42B Budget And Ethics Reform But Energy Deal Stalls
The Illinois General Assembly was scheduled to end its spring legislative session, but lawmakers were still meeting into the early morning hours and there’s still more work to do. It approved a $42 billion state budget. The budget was based on tax revenue sources that rebounded much faster from the global pandemic than expected and including $2.5 billion in spending from a multiyear federal relief package. Although there are weeks and months of session days leading up to the scheduled end of session on May 31st, The big ticket, high profile legislation is usually put off until the very end.
To talk more about what lawmakers did and did not get done, The 21st was joined by two reporters who’ve been following the session closely.
Rachel Hinton, Chief Political reporter, Chicago Sun-Times
Dan Petrella, State government reporter, Chicago Tribune
.@RepChrisWelch runs through list what he says are legislative accomplishments: Teaching Asian American history in school, prohibit police from asking about citizenship status, "bills that bare going to change people's lives." pic.twitter.com/Afxa4jVN6m— Amanda Vinicky (@AmandaVinicky) June 1, 2021
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