Friday, June 1, 2018

Alliance Legislative Report 100-71

LEGISLATURE ADJOURNED
FOR THE SUMMER
After approving a Fiscal Year 2019 State budget, the Illinois General Assembly worked through the day Thursday and, by early evening, both the Senate and House of Representatives adjourned for the summer. Neither chamber is expected to return to the Capitol until the Veto Session which has been scheduled for November 13-15 and 27-29. This will allow incumbent lawmakers to campaign unimpeded throughout the summer and fall before the November 6 General Election.

Governor Bruce Rauner has stated that he will sign the budget bills into law upon their arrival on his desk – possibly as early as today. The appropriations bill, HB 109, and the Budget Implementation Bill (BIMP), HB 3342, each passed by overwhelming bi-partisan votes.