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#1 InterestedBystander

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Posted 15 September 2020 - 02:30 PM

although the article says 3 calendar is for 6:
https://ilga.gov/sen...to_Calendar.pdf

Full article at link...

https://www.politico...l-rating-490329

...State lawmakers are focused on November and not just for the General Election or its expected chaotic aftermath. They are tentatively planning a three-day veto session to begin Nov. 17, depending where the state is in the coronavirus pandemic.

I'm hopeful we'll be able to return. It's entirely dependent on the severity of the virus at the time, Senate President Don Harmon told Playbook. If the Black Caucus is ready to advance an agenda, it's even more important that we do everything we can to be in session.

House Democrats may have more to say about a November session after next weeks caucus retreat in Springfield, where members can attend in person or by Zoom.

The final plans havent been made, Steve Brown, spokesman for House Speaker Michael Madigan, told Playbook. It will be decided based on the advice we get from health experts. Just like it was in May.

There are a few ways the General Assembly will return. It could be choreographed like the mini-May session, where senators met in the Capitol building and House members met in a nearby convention center, allowing them to spread out. Or state senators could do their legislative work virtually, since they voted on that option in the spring, while House members meet in the Capitol.

This week, the Legislative Black Caucus is holding two subject matter hearings to narrow down potential legislation or an omnibus bill for any November meeting.

The group has already laid out a four-point policy plan that addresses criminal justice reform (including reducing violence and increasing police accountability), education and workforce development, economic access, and health care and human services.

The Black Caucus is being tight-lipped about specifics, not wanting to give opponents police and law enforcement groups too much time to organize against the legislation.

Both Harmon and Madigan have expressed support for the broad issues on the table. We are at a turning point, and its past time to take action, Madigan said when the Black Caucus first came out with its policy plans. But the real support wont be shown until lawmakers put legislation on the table. Stay tuned....

Additional reporting at capitolfax

https://capitolfax.c...?p=47448&more=1

...The Senate Democrats are having a retreat next week...

..The Senate rules allow for remote participation in a session, but not a remote session"...

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#2 Lou

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Posted 15 September 2020 - 03:12 PM

The Black Caucus is being tight-lipped about specifics, not wanting to give opponents police and law enforcement groups too much time to organize against the legislation.

 

The essence of dirty Illinois politics , AKA The Chicago Way. 


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Posted 16 September 2020 - 08:39 PM

 

The Black Caucus is being tight-lipped about specifics, not wanting to give opponents police and law enforcement groups too much time to organize against the legislation.

 

The essence of dirty Illinois politics , AKA The Chicago Way. 

 

 

It's almost like they don't actually represent and work for the people who elected them or care what their constituents actually have to say.


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Posted 16 September 2020 - 09:04 PM

 

 

The Black Caucus is being tight-lipped about specifics, not wanting to give opponents police and law enforcement groups too much time to organize against the legislation.

 

The essence of dirty Illinois politics , AKA The Chicago Way. 

 

 

It's almost like they don't actually represent and work for the people who elected them or care what their constituents actually have to say.

 

Kinda like Obama care, have to pass it to see what’s in it. 
Everyone should be concerned when they don’t want people to have time to react or oppose new laws and regulations. 


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Posted 20 September 2020 - 03:42 PM

It's almost like they don't actually represent and work for the people who elected them or care what their constituents actually have to say.

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