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Leaders meeting ends, no progress reported

Tuesday, Jun 30, 2009

* 1:42 pm - Despite what I’m about to post, try not to panic. These end of session battles have ups and downs. Mainly downs. Expect more downs before it’s over, and when it’s over is anybody’s guess at the moment.

From the Illinois Radio Network’s Melissa Hahn’s Twitter page

Thud. Leaders left, not speaking. Gov stays in his office, and will not speak. This is BAD.
17 minutes ago from web

Ben Yount of Metro Networks Tweeted this

EPIC FAIL. Leaders meeting looks to have gone wrong. Quinn cancels press avail. Leaders leave without saying a word. Not good at all.
13 minutes ago from web

And here’s the video of Senate President John Cullerton and Quinn spokesman Bob Reed after the meeting…


* The governor will apparently speak to the House Republicans at 2 o’clock. From GOP Rep. Roger Eddy’s Twitter page

Waiting to hear from the Governor at 2pm. Tough decisions to be made — we’ll see which approach he takes.

- Posted by Rich Miller        


8 Comments
  1. - Bill - Tuesday, Jun 30, 09 @ 1:51 pm:

    Oh, well!


  2. - sam - Tuesday, Jun 30, 09 @ 1:53 pm:

    No sound with video I believe.


  3. - Rich Miller - Tuesday, Jun 30, 09 @ 1:57 pm:

    YouTube had a problem for a minute. It’s working now.


  4. - Truthful James - Tuesday, Jun 30, 09 @ 2:04 pm:

    “There will be no liberty until morale improves.”


  5. - wordslinger - Tuesday, Jun 30, 09 @ 2:11 pm:

    Hurry up and wait.


  6. - Dan S, a Voter and Cubs Fan - Tuesday, Jun 30, 09 @ 2:19 pm:

    Lock them ALL in the Capitol, turn off the air, only let them have water and don’t let the fools out until they fix this mess correctly.


  7. - A Citizen - Tuesday, Jun 30, 09 @ 2:26 pm:

    Does anyone else hear that Caliope playing in the background? Seems strange - I didn’t think the circus was in town.


  8. - Ghost - Tuesday, Jun 30, 09 @ 2:53 pm:

    What wes everyone expecting…. they would come out of the meeting, embrace in a grp hug, give a thumbs up to the cameras and head off to Browns together?


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