Some state lawmakers are saying they aren’t being treated as a co-equal branch of government during the stay at home order.
They say it’s time to meet in Springfield to move the state forward together. Governor JB Pritzker says nothing is stopping them. State lawmakers have been deemed essential and can still come to work at the Capitol and schedule a session.
Pritzker says it’s up to House and Senate Leadership to determine when they want to come back.
By law the legislature can’t vote remotely, but that could change. However, lawmakers would have to meet and vote on a proposed law.