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The Illinois House and Senate can’t vote remotely on bills. There is no legal authority to do it. Lawmakers need to be at the Capitol to vote on bills.


For now, there is no way around that. Steve Brown, a spokesman for Speaker of the House Mike Madigan, says that House Democrats are getting ready once lawmakers can gather in large groups.



The state’s fiscal year doesn’t start until July 1st. Giving lawmakers some extra time to pass the budget.

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