Friday, May 1, 2015

Alliance Legislative Report 99-17

COMMITTEE WORK BEGINS

The Illinois House and Senate began committee work this week on legislation passed from the opposite chamber. With only three pieces of legislation having passed both chambers, there are still hundreds of bills to consider before the end of May. In addition, the Governor and legislative bodies continued work this week to develop a Fiscal Year 2016 state budget.

Governor Bruce Rauner has promised presentation of legislative language for his much anticipated “Turnaround Agenda” we reported on in the February 6 ALR 99-03. General information was provided for these initiatives in “The Illinois Turnaround Agenda Packet.”

The “devil will be in the details” once actual legislation is filed. Everyone recognizes it is an ambitious endeavor to enact sweeping reforms in 32 days before the constitutional deadline for legislative adjournment. Stay tuned!