Your briefing on the activities of the Illinois General Assembly

March 5, 2020

Good Day,

The House and Senate convene at Noon today. Committee hearings kicked off earlier this morning. 

The House Revenue Committee met this morning and heard testimony from the Director of Revenue on projected revenue for FY 2021 State Operating Budget. Collectively, Revenue, the Governor’s Office of Management and Budget and the non-partisan legislative Commission on Government Forecasting and Accountability provide revenue estimates as inputs to the budget formulation. There is general agreement by the three entities of anticipated revenues.

I anticipate that both chambers will focus on committee work today, convene, debate non-controversial bills and adjourn for the journey back to their respective districts. Both chambers yesterday spent time en banc debating and passing bills in addition to committee work. Of interest to railroad commuters, the House passed legislation repealing the 1911 prohibition of serving alcohol on commuter trains. This outdated law was selectively enforced. Bottoms up suburban commuters.

It should be noted that some legislators are in their districts campaigning for the March 17th Primary Election. This absence is by design either to avoid controversial votes before the primary, or they are in a tight race and need to be on the ground covering ground.

Sunny and windy here today.




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