Legislators Reintroduce Illinois Comeback Agenda

House, Senate Members to Unite Behind Long-Term Vision for Building Economic Security SPRINGFIELD – The day before Governor Rauner’s budget address, Illinois House and Senate Democratic caucuses are uniting once again to reintroduce the Illinois Comeback Agenda. This year, the group of rank-and-file legislators has narrowed their agenda to focus on creating and supporting good, safe Illinois jobs. The lawmakers …

Illinois’ Two Year Budget Impasse Comes to an End

After two years of an unprecedented stalemate, Illinois has finally enacted a state budget. Since Illinois last had a budget 2015, our state has buckled under the pressure of unpaid contracts or severely late payments, resulting in layoffs, program closures, the crumbling of necessary nonprofits, uncertainty for our business community, and dire fiscal instability for our higher education systems. It …

Legislators Introduce Illinois Comeback Agenda

House, Senate Members Unite Behind Long-Term Vision for Pulling Illinois Out of Crisis Contact:  Alison Leipsiger, 847-899-6445 alison@reimagineillinois.org SPRINGFIELD – After a budget impasse of nearly two years, legislators from the Illinois House and Senate Democratic caucuses are uniting behind a new vision to pull Illinois out of the depths of its historic crisis: the Illinois Comeback Agenda. About a …