August 26, 2015
BUDGET FIGHT GOES ON;
GOVERNOR SIGNS BILLS
There is still no end in sight to the budget stalemate in the Capitol as both Governor Bruce Rauner and legislative Democrat leaders continue to dig in for the long haul. The House of Representatives convened Tuesday but, again, little was accomplished. The House is scheduled to return on September 2 and the Senate on September 9.
The Governor has been busily acting upon legislation that was approved this spring by the General Assembly. He has signed into law over 420 bills and has issued a veto on approximately 50 bills. Of course, many of the vetoes were part of the budget package sent to him in May. There are about 70 bills still pending on the Governor’s desk.
Click here to read the entire Alliance Legislative Report 99-33, including more education bills signed into law.