As state legislative sessions start back up, one thing people have on their minds is if a budget will be passed. The stopgap budget helped out many sectors of the government until the end of last year, but once January 1st hit, many of those stopped getting funding. State Representative Avery Bourne said a new budget deal is in progress with new rules in place where state senate leaders Christine Radongo and John Cullerton are trying to balance the budget, and make sure things are fair for both sides.
Bourne also said she is trying to get other lawmakers to support multiple pieces of legislation that would restore the people's faith in the state government. These include term limits, ethics tests, and changing the budgeting process every two years rather than it being annually.
State Representative Bourne appeared on the NEWSTALK WTIM Morning Show.