Illinois General Assembly Cancels Veto Session Over COVID-19 ConcernsAmid a resurgence of the pandemic that has seen Illinois set new daily COVID-19 case records several times in the past few weeks, state lawmakers have canceled plans for the upcoming veto session before and after the Thanksgiving holiday.
Illinois Lawmakers To Return To Springfield Next Week To Debate Budget, Legislation To Address COVID-19 CrisisBoth the Illinois House and Illinois Senate will hold session from May 20 through May 22.
Illinois Senate President Don Harmon Seeks $41 Billion In Federal Coronavirus ReliefHarmon's office said the outbreak's negative effect on state and local economics hasn't been addressed and the requested amounts were based on past budgets, research and conversations with local officials.
Don Harmon Elected New Illinois State Senate PresidentState Sen. Don Harmon (D-Oak Park) was elected the new Senate President on Sunday.
At Issue: Key Lawmakers Believe A State Budget Agreement Is Still PossibleLawmakers in the Illinois Senate say they are in an agreement on many of the elements of a state budget and a measure was approved in their Chamber, but some nagging differences remain on some key issues.
Finger-Pointing Over Lack Of State Budget ContinuesThis time, it's Democratic state Sen. Don Harmon casting blame on Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner.