Lawmakers convene for 2018 spring session

The first day of the spring session was Tuesday, January 30. In addition to considering appropriation bills to make up the FY19 State of Illinois budget (for the fiscal year which starts on July 1, 2018), the Illinois House and Senate will consider many substantive bills. With Amazon.com considering Chicago as one possible location as the site for its second headquarters, the lawmakers will be eager to prioritize measures to improve Illinois as a place for job creation and enterprise. Continuing competition from other Midwestern states, especially Indiana, Missouri and Wisconsin, is expected to be a major theme of the session’s substantive bill work. 

The spring session will continue through May; the lawmakers are constitutionally required to attempt to wrap up their spring 2018 work by May 31. The Illinois House posts its schedules on the public Illinois General Assembly webpage; the schedules can be found here.

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