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Illinois State Legislative Board

Legislative Update

Yesterday the Illinois House of Representatives convened in Springfield to pass the rules that will govern the house chamber for the next two years. These rules passed the House on a partisan vote of 70-44, and they are very similar to the rules that have been in place since they were adopted when Rep. Lee A. Daniels, R-Elmhurst, was Speaker of the House. The House also unanimously passed a resolution requiring Governor Bruce Rauner to give his State of the State address before a joint session of the General Assembly on Wednesday, February 4, 2015. I anxiously await the Governor’s speech to hear specifics on how he intends to fund our state budget.

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