State Lawmakers Done For The Year

Dec 5, 2014

State legislators are done with their work until Republican Bruce Rauner becomes governor next month. Members of the House finished their work Wednesday, and after a morning of debate, the Senate adjourned yesterday afternoon. 

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 The General Assembly meets over a two year cycle.  This one is coming to a somewhat lackluster close. Though the House declared itself totally done, Senate President John Cullerton is leaving open the possibility of calling legislators back to Springfield. "But it's not anticipated we'll be having any more action. So, thanks once again for all of hard work these last two years, we've done a great job. Look forward to seeing you next year." The next session dates on the calendar are for mid-January, when Gov.-elect Bruce Rauner will be inaugurated, and the next General Assembly sworn in.  Lawmakers could have to do immediate heavy-lifting; the New Year will ring in fresh budget troubles, as the state income tax rate rolls back at the end of the month.