Gov. Bruce Rauner on Wednesday, February 18th, announced his budget plan for FY 2016, which begins July 1. For our analysis of that the proposal, as well as reaction from legislative leaders and related news coverage, please see the special newsletter we shared on Wednesday.
The University of Illinois, which faces a nearly $209 million (31.5%) reduction in its appropriation, will continue discussions with the Governor’s Office and the General Assembly, focusing on what cuts of this magnitude would mean for U of I students and the state we serve.
The Illinois Senate met Tuesday through Thursday last week, while the House was in session Wednesday through Friday. The House will reconvene Wednesday, Feb. 25, and the Senate will return on Tuesday, March 3.
Friday was the introduction deadline for Senate bills; the House’s deadline is this Friday, Feb. 27. In the Senate, 2,026 bills were introduced; the House has 2,926 bills thus far.
State Relations Weekly Legislation Report