Illinois lawmakers are once again leaving the general session without a budget in place as the state enters its third year without a budget. Although the session is over with nothing being done on what many believe is the state’s biggest pressing need, one local senator says bills and reforms that have been needed did get approved this session.
State Senator Andy Manar of Bunker Hill says there is a laundry list of necessary actions that were passed in the Senate this session.
Manar says Senate Democrats have produced a budget that meets the guidelines of the governor and is best for the state moving forward.
Manar says the Senate has passed bills to “end the system” in Illinois, and he hopes the governor is ready to make progress for the state as well.