The Illinois General Assembly has been called into special session by the Governor to continue to rectify the on-going budget impasse. State Representative Michael P. McAuliffe (R-Chicago) headed to Springfield hopeful for a resolution:
“Now is the time, more than ever, to get a budget deal accomplished. Illinois needs a comprehensive balanced budget with responsible reforms,” stated Rep. McAuliffe. “I am optimistic that with some additional good-faith negotiations, all four caucuses of the General Assembly will be satisfied with a compromise that works to end this impasse and put a stop to the fiscal instability. I have also opted to decline my allotted per diem and travel expenses.”
The General Assembly will be in session for nine continuous days ending on June 30.