stay in Springfield to continue negotiations on a budget compromise.
“It’s egregious that the House would take a one-month break in the middle of the heart of our regularly scheduled session, especially when there’s so much work that’s unresolved,” asserted Rep. Tom Demmer. On the final session day before the recess (March 3), Demmer lodged a motion on the Illinois House floor for the lawmaking body to remain in session. However, the House Democrat majority presiding officer ruled the motion out of order without a floor vote. House Republicans continue to protest the refusal and have filed an official Dissent and Protest of the ruling of the chair for placement in the House Journal.
The Illinois House is expected to resume session on Monday, April 4.