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Bloomington State Rep. Discusses Upcoming Lame Duck Session in Springfield

Lawmakers will convene beginning Friday before swearing in a new Illinois General Assembly is sworn in next week.


Illinois GOP members will be focused on several issues before the new General Assembly is sworn in next week. State Representative Dan Brady discussed a number of issues on his radar heading into the lame-duck sessions, including a tax increase to pay for the budget.



Rep. Brady is also watching what will happen with the selection of the House Speaker, as Mike Madigan is under fire over his alleged involvement in the ComEd bribery scheme. The Speaker says there was no wrongdoing. 




Illinois Democrats have proposed over 100 bills for the lame-duck session and Rep. Brady discussed those.



The legislature has been divided about the lame-duck session should be held in person or remotely. Rep. Brady discussed his support for a remote session...



The session will begin on Friday and will run through the weekend and right up to the inauguration of new members on the 13th.   It could go longer if a consensus cannot be reached in the House Speaker voting.

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