Gov. Rauner calls Special Session
With the clock ticking down on the end of the 2017 Fiscal Year, Gov. Rauner is calling lawmakers back to Springfield for a 10-day special session to continue their work toward passage of a balanced budget before Illinois lapses into its third-straight year without a budget.
Since the May 31 scheduled adjournment date, Senate Republicans have pushed for lawmakers to return to the negotiation table to continue budget discussions and work together to end Illinois’ budget impasse.
Senate Republicans are hopeful that the Senate majority will return to Springfield ready to work together to bring stability and relief to the taxpayers, students and employers of the state.
Special session is set to convene at noon June 21, and will run until the end of the Fiscal Year 2017 on June 30.