Lawmakers Won't Return for Spring Session Until Next Month


Springfield - The state's General Assembly remains in a gridlock over finances and reforms.

Democrats are calling for funding for social services, higher education, and MAP grants for thousands of college students across the state, moves that would likely come with an increased revenue via tax increases.

Meanwhile, Governor Bruce Rauner and Republicans are calling for a more manageable budget that comes with reforms being proposed by the governor.

Despite the turmoil surrounding the state's budget impasse, lawmakers won't return to the Capitol to continue the spring session until March 1st.

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