At a press conference Friday night in the State Capitol, House Republican Leader Tony McCombie, Deputy Republican Leader Norine Hammond, and the House Republican Leadership team gave an update on legislative session, which was scheduled to end on May 19th. The Illinois General Assembly, under the control of Democratic supermajorities, failed to pass a new State Budget and will return to Springfield next week for additional session days.
Leader McCombie released the following statement:
“We have made every effort to be at the table. Now, with extra days in the session schedule we will continue to make ourselves available. There is much to accomplish and too much on the line to disregard our caucus from this process. We want to govern, so I say it again: don’t disregard our value.”