Friday, April 07, 2006

Session fails to appove budget

Members of the Illinois House of Representatives were sent home for the weekend while the 2007 budget is prepared for consideration next week.

The Governor finally showed up in Springfield this week to meet with Democratic House and Senate leaders to discuss the '07 budget. Members left Springfield today with the House scheduled to return at 4:00 p.m., Monday, April 12th.

The House Democrats have refused to consider 1 billions dollars in new spending proposed by the Governor in his annual budget address. The Governor's spending spree was considered frivolous considering that new revenues are predicted to be only $220 million. In addition, the Governor's so called "Jobs Bill" is considered dead because of the lack of resources to pay for the proposed capital spending of 3 to 4 billion dollars.


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