Monday, June 3, 2019

Alliance Legislative Report (101-21)

 After missing the scheduled session adjournment date last Friday, the Illinois General Assembly continued working through the weekend and completed its business. The House of Representatives completed its work Saturday evening. The Senate arrived in the Capitol Sunday and worked through the day to finish its agenda. Both chambers have now adjourned until the Veto Session to be held October 28-30 and November 12-14.

It was an eventful end of session as Governor JB Pritzker was very successful in his first legislative session. A balanced Fiscal Year (FY) 2020 State budget was approved with bipartisan support. Likewise members of both parties supported a $44 billion capital infrastructure program – including a myriad of increased taxes and fees to support it. Other initiatives of the Governor were also approved this spring, such as: legalization of recreational cannabis, abortion rights, minimum wage increase, and an increase in the minimum teacher salary.

Click here to read the full Alliance Legislative Report 101-21, including updates on the state budget and the BIMP, and the status of bills on construction and infrastructure, property and income taxes, and other issues related to pubic education.