This Week in Springfield, the Governor delivered his annual State of the State address and the Senate held subject matter hearings on their compromise budget framework while discussions on potential changes continues.
SENATE BUDGET COMPROMISE
TWIS readers are aware that prior to the expiration of the 99th General Assembly, the Senate leaders had reported that they had reached a tentative bi-partisan agreement on a budget package framework. Although the package was filed in the last days of the 99th General Assembly, the 99th General Assembly adjourned Sine Die and the leaders promised that they would take the package up for consideration the first week of the 100th General Assembly. Immediately after convening the 100th General Assembly on Wednesday, January 11th, the framework package was introduced in 13 separately filed bills.