Saturday, March 4, 2017

Alliance Legislative Report 100-09

Alliance Legislative Report 100-09
SENATE BUDGET PACKAGE STALLS AGAIN
The Illinois State Senate Tuesday deliberated on the Senate floor on some of the components of the “grand bargain” comprehensive budget package. A number of votes were taken and several bills were approved, including making appropriations for state government for the remainder of Fiscal Year 2017 (SB 6), expanding gaming by adding six new casinos including one in the City of Chicago (SB 7), and providing an appropriation for Chicago Public Schools teacher pensions (SB 5). Bills regarding local government consolidation (SB 3) and procurement reform (SB 8) have also been approved by the Senate.

Click here to read the entire Alliance Legislative Report 100-09, including details on the deliberations and the bills of interest that are scheduled to be considered in committees.