The 99th Illinois General Assembly returned to the Capitol on Monday for a two-day “lame duck” session, with many hoping that a “grand compromise” could be put together for a full-year state budget. The current General Assembly will adjourn today (Tuesday) and the new 100th Illinois General Assembly will be sworn in at noon on Wednesday.
The “lame duck” label comes from the fact that dozens of legislators that either didn’t run for re-election, or didn’t win their election in November, are still serving out their terms until their successors are sworn in Wednesday. Thus, there may be freer reins for them to take “tough votes” since they will not be facing voters again.
Click here to read the complete Alliance Legislative Report 99-59, including provisions of the proposed budget package.