Capitol Fax.com - Your Illinois News Radar » Hump day will also be session day
SUBSCRIBE to Capitol Fax      Advertise Here      Mobile Version     Exclusive Subscriber Content     Updated Posts    Contact
CapitolFax.com
To subscribe to Capitol Fax, click here.
Hump day will also be session day

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

* Sun-Times

Democratic leaders on Monday for the first time spoke of scheduled sessions in June, as the budget deadline ticks loudly and Republican leaders appear unlikely to agree with Democrats on a budget bill. […]

[House Speaker Michael Madigan] announced the House would be in session every Wednesday through June. Cullerton also said the Senate would be “available” to work through June. […]

Durkin said the Democrats are stalling because they’re focused on the 2018 gubernatorial election.

“I think it’s pretty clear just in talking to people in the building and outside the building is that they don’t want to see Gov. Rauner get re-elected,” Durkin said. “So it’s just my impression — ‘they’ meaning organized labor and also the Democrats who run both chambers.”

Madigan said the Wednesday sessions would begin next week. So, no session tomorrow unless the governor calls a special session. No word on that option yet. Stay tuned.

- Posted by Rich Miller        

28 Comments
  1. - 47th Ward - Tuesday, May 31, 16 @ 3:25 pm:

    ===Durkin said the Democrats are stalling because they’re focused on the 2018 gubernatorial election.===

    Poor guy. I think the political whiplash the Superstars are giving him is a taking a toll.


  2. - Norseman - Tuesday, May 31, 16 @ 3:26 pm:

    Trick’em Durkin. Drop all the TA demands and still see if the Dems sandbag the budget.


  3. - Honeybear - Tuesday, May 31, 16 @ 3:28 pm:

    –I think it’s pretty clear just in talking to people in the building and outside the building is that they don’t want to see Gov. Rauner get re-elected,” Durkin said. “So it’s just my impression — ‘they’ meaning organized labor and also the Democrats who run both chambers.”–

    Nope, not it. Organized labor is focused like a laser on races that we can win. College town races. Social service town races. Labor town races. Nope, if we do our job in November, 2018 will not be as hard.

    For Honeybears’ part it’s Dwight Kay, all day every day. Working hard, working smart, chipping away. Every day Trump, Rauner, and Kay!


  4. - burbanite - Tuesday, May 31, 16 @ 3:28 pm:

    Pretty sure they will focus on the 2016 election first, but, if it helps you sleep at nite…


  5. - Politix - Tuesday, May 31, 16 @ 3:31 pm:

    “I think it’s pretty clear just in talking to people in the building and outside the building is that they don’t want to see Gov. Rauner get re-elected,” Durkin said.

    Hmmm…what was your first clue?


  6. - Me too - Tuesday, May 31, 16 @ 3:34 pm:

    Lol. I guess Durkin isn’t aware that Rauner would lose even to Quinn at this point. Don’t worry Jim, keep whistling past the graveyard acting like we don’t have a general election this November. It’s like he has no idea that their intransigence is going to cost them this year too. Regardless, MJM is of course playing politics, but he’s doing it for this election. Why are you playing politics for Rauner? The TA is going to sink your party. Maybe someone should have tried it in a little less blue state first. Schools aren’t going to open this fall if and only if the gov decides his TA is more important. Oh they’ll say it’s about a balanced budget, but people like Jim Durkin won’t want to put votes on the coming tax increase, and even his boss the gov knows we can’t cut out way or off this. It’s math. Right now we’re still broke even only spending on mandatory non-discretionary items.


  7. - Mama - Tuesday, May 31, 16 @ 3:40 pm:

    “they don’t want to see Gov. Rauner get re-elected,” Durkin said”

    Does Durkin not know Rauner is not running for election for 2 more years? His comment makes no sense.


  8. - CrazyHorse - Tuesday, May 31, 16 @ 3:42 pm:

    “I think it’s pretty clear just in talking to people in the building and outside the building is that they don’t want to see Gov. Rauner get re-elected,” Durkin said.

    Maybe Durkin is in my building. From talking to the people here they definitely don’t want to see Rauner re-elected. /s


  9. - Norseman - Tuesday, May 31, 16 @ 3:42 pm:

    Hump Day Sessions


  10. - Oswego Willy - Tuesday, May 31, 16 @ 3:42 pm:

    ===I guess Durkin isn’t aware that Rauner would lose even to Quinn at this point.===

    I doubt that.


  11. - IllinoisNick - Tuesday, May 31, 16 @ 3:42 pm:

    Why doesn’t the Democratic majority just override the Governors veto of a budget bill? What am I missing?


  12. - Leapfrog - Tuesday, May 31, 16 @ 3:44 pm:

    UNIONS


  13. - Nick Name - Tuesday, May 31, 16 @ 3:45 pm:

    Yes that’s the other thing wrong with what Durkin said: everyone — everyone — is focused on November, 2016. What the heck?


  14. - Oswego Willy - Tuesday, May 31, 16 @ 3:46 pm:

    ===What am I missing?===

    A Clue… Ugh.


  15. - IllinoisNick - Tuesday, May 31, 16 @ 3:49 pm:

    Just got my new DL in the mail. Garbage. Looks like a membership card to Chuck E Cheese


  16. - Bulldog58 - Tuesday, May 31, 16 @ 3:59 pm:

    I thought Rauner said he wasn’t interested in running for re-election? Did I miss something?


  17. - Formerly Known As... - Tuesday, May 31, 16 @ 4:09 pm:

    The President managed to get re-elected despite the GOP’s constant attempts to obstruct him.

    Be careful what you wish for.


  18. - Wensicia - Tuesday, May 31, 16 @ 4:15 pm:

    ==Durkin said the Democrats are stalling because they’re focused on the 2018 gubernatorial election.==

    2018? I guess Durkin and his party have given up on any significant gains this November and have moved on to the next election.


  19. - Formerly Known As... - Tuesday, May 31, 16 @ 4:18 pm:

    ==Why doesn’t the Democratic majority just override the Governors veto of a budget bill?==

    Rauner does not have enough votes to pass his budget. Madigan does not have enough votes to override and pass his budget.

    This creates a stalemate until both sides accept that they require each other to do anything and must compromise with each other.


  20. - Precinct Captain - Tuesday, May 31, 16 @ 4:22 pm:

    I’d be thoroughly humiliated if I were Jim Durkin, but some people are into that I suppose.


  21. - Hamlet's Ghost - Tuesday, May 31, 16 @ 4:26 pm:

    == This creates a stalemate until both sides accept that they require each other to do anything and must compromise with each other. ==

    Yup. Just as soon as the IL GOP agrees takes 50% of the political ownership of the needed new revenue, the budget can be settled in an instant.


  22. - Annonin' - Tuesday, May 31, 16 @ 4:36 pm:

    Riddle me thie Riddler…How did the Madigan/Cullerton “stall” creep into Durkie & SqueezeTheBeast and get their stop gap budget drafted as House Bills — takes 3 days.


  23. - Anonymous - Tuesday, May 31, 16 @ 4:41 pm:

    Don’t forget, ‘16,’18,and ‘20 will all be under the Madigan map


  24. - hisgirlfriday - Tuesday, May 31, 16 @ 5:00 pm:

    The 3rd reading issue should really be a bigger focus on today’s developments. The IL GOP knows/cares nothing about governing but darn if they aren’t laser-focused o winning the cycle each day.


  25. - mokenavince - Tuesday, May 31, 16 @ 5:31 pm:

    Is Wednesday pay day?


  26. - efudd - Tuesday, May 31, 16 @ 5:41 pm:

    Formerly Known As at 4:18-
    Rauner ain’t Obama, not on his best day, when he is at the top of his game.


  27. - Anonymous - Tuesday, May 31, 16 @ 7:05 pm:

    Formally Known As: I know Barack Obama. Barack Obama is a friend of mine. Bruce Rauner is no Barack Obama.


  28. - blue dog dem - Tuesday, May 31, 16 @ 9:57 pm:

    BO deficit $13 trillion. The RAUN Man $120 billion.about birds of a feather.


Sorry, comments for this post are now closed.


* Reader comments closed for the weekend
* Brady makes some unusual appointments to discrimination and harassment task force
* Pritzker sues endorser, deletes ad she appeared in
* SUBSCRIBERS ONLY - Candidate announcement
* Best tweet of the day
* Question of the day
* Roskam race moved to "Toss Up" by Cook Political Report
* Kennedy lashes out at Emanuel, while Pritzker takes a softer approach
* Rauner refuses to weigh in on federal tax legislation
* Reports: Former Munger firm gets $12.5 million no-bid contract after a $12 million payment was frozen by Mendoza
* "Every time I see a little kid waving I always try to wave back"
* Londrigan, EMILY's List stand by their false statements
* In praise of Mary Ann Ahern
* George Will: Illinois "approaching a death spiral"
* Rauner urged to sign education funding "cleanup" bill
* Republican Party wants Durbin, Duckworth to give away Franken's cash
* SUBSCRIBERS ONLY - Today's edition of Capitol Fax (use all CAPS in password)
* Open thread
* Yesterday's stories

Support CapitolFax.com
Visit our advertisers...

...............

...............

...............
<


Loading


* George Will: In Illinois, a looming battle over.....
* George Will: In Illinois, a looming battle over.....
* GEORGE WILL: In Illinois, a battle looms over t.....
* George Will: In Illinois, a looming battle over.....


* Backers hope Route 66 historic designation can drive tourism
* EXCHANGE: UI lab has watched children grow for 75 years
* EXCHANGE: Hit by train, Highland teen has amazing recovery
* Chicago-area school chief who is to resign denies harassment
* Ex-Merrillville councilman admits guilt in bribery case
* Newspaper investigation finds Illinois raffle irregularities
* Newspaper investigation finds Illinois raffle irregularities
* $80M Mississippi River bridge opens from Illinois to Iowa
* $80M Mississippi River bridge opens from Illinois to Iowa
* New temporary US attorney named for central Illinois

* Electric cars, better fuel efficiency spell doom for Illinois gas tax
* Springfield wants out of legislation limiting payments for 5G antennas
* Fact check: Are Gov. Rauner's grandparents immigrants?
* Londrigan accused of attacking Davis for 'opposite' of remarks
* Gov. Rauner signs sex harassment legislation
* Under the Dome Podcast: Governor's race, sexual harassment, Rodney Davis
* Macoupin Co. highway renamed in honor of soldier who died in Vietnam
* Macoupin Co. highway renamed in honor of solder who died in Vietnam
* Schoenburg: Rep. Davis leads new caucus, pleased with White House access
* Rep. Davis leads new caucus, pleased with White House access

* Like our roundup? Share it around.
* Here's how Baker McKenzie profits from offshore tax system
* Cards Against Humanity works to maintain its naughtiness
* The either/or world of Cards Against Humanity: Funny or Die
* Why do people give? Not for the tax break.


* Woman, 24, wounded in drive-by shooting on South Side
* Georgia Nicols horoscopes for Nov. 19, 2017
* Spokeswoman: David Cassidy in hospital with organ failure
* ‘SNL’ host Chance the Rapper creates a new Thanksgiving anthem
* 4 wounded in Chicago weekend shootings
* MAP: Chicago weekend shootings tracker for Nov. 17 – 20
* Man charged with stabbing off-duty CPD officer in ‘domestic incident’
* Prosser Career Academy students win Cooking Up Change chef competition
* Artem Anisimov scores winner as Hawks continue dominance over Pens
* Man found fatally shot in Hainesville driveway


* Sandhill cranes bounce back from brink as migration over Illinois to peak next week
* Receptive Ryan: Scianna's TD catch lifts Lincoln-Way East into state finals
* Maine South proud, upbeat about future after loss in state semis
* 3 wounded in shootings on South, West sides
* Mar-a-Lago's new winter season: The Red Cross Ball is out, and 'Trumpettes USA' are in
* Zimbabweans say Mugabe must quit now, but more talks planned
* LaToya Cantrell will become first woman mayor in New Orleans' history
* From scout team to leading rusher: Rhys Logan helps Loyola reach 8A final
* Lena Dunham under fire after defending 'Girls' writer accused of sexual assault
* Kwaku Appiah's return TD sparks Lincoln-Way East past Maine South


» State Week: Are Voters Thinking About 2018?
» Legislative Checklist: Veto Session
» How 3 Women Want To Make Illinois’ Political Future Female
» Illinois Supreme Court Weighing Seizure Of Woman’s Harley
» Illinois Supreme Court Weighing Seizure Of Woman's Harley
» Statehouse Ethical Issues Might Need Outside Oversight, Legislators Say
» Prosecutor: No More Indictments In Laquan McDonald Shooting
» Metra Board OKs Budget With Service Cuts, Fare Hikes In 2018
» For Illinois Sex Offenders, Six Years Can Turn Into Life In Prison
» State Week: Harassment Training, Veto Wins And Losses, Late Payments


* Bernard Schoenburg: Ives says Rauner joined 'ruling class' he was to fight
* Statehouse Insider: Republican primary for governor underway
* Doubek: For harassment and beyond, Springfield needs stronger accountability
* Jim Dixon: It is time for a fair tax for Illinois
* Our View: It’s time for decision on YWCA block
* Electric cars, better fuel efficiency spell doom for Illinois gas tax
* Ed Rogers: A Clinton special counsel won't help Republicans in 2018
* Guest View: Rural health care providers deserve our thanks
* Springfield wants out of legislation limiting payments for 5G antennas
* Fact check: Are Gov. Rauner's grandparents immigrants?


* Anselm: Quad-City Times prepares largest edition of the year - 100s of pages of deals, coupons
* UPDATED: waterway advisories remain for northern counties
* Michelle N. Rollins
* Max Owens
* Jody Spaniol
* Holiday obituary hours
* Merton Edward Thayer Jr.
* Nick D. Bartlow
* Billy Dean Gibbs
* Robert D. Bell


* Missouri wins fifth straight to become bowl eligible
* Mavericks stop 4-game slide with win against Bucks
* Herbert returns, Oregon beats Arizona 48-28
* Boys bowling: Scouting Lake County
* Officials: McHenry County jail inmate's death under investigation

* Rep. Randy Hultgren congratulates McHenry ...
* 3 suburban GOP reps provide crucial votes ...
* US lawmakers to Duterte: 'Sovereignty does...
* Local Congressmen React to the Passage of ...
* DOJ to ban US lawmakers should Duterte ord...
* Hultgren whishes McHenry County College a ...
* Hultgren and Ruppersberger: Protect infras...
* Shaun Alexander: I'm amazed by the authori...
* US lawmakers urge Trump to prod Rody on dr...
* SULLUM: Trump's 'great relationship' with ...

* This RSS feed URL is deprecated...

* This RSS feed URL is deprecated...

* Meet Your 20th District Officers On Argyle in Sunday/Monday Events
* Randi Weingarten’s secret meeting with Steve Bannon.
* Believe women.
* SNL Watch Party at SMG-Chatham
* The Weekend Desk Report
* The Weekend In Chicago Rock
* The Week In Chicago Rock
* Sunday week in review.
* Keeping retirement weird. Our Miss Brooks.
* SportsMonday: Peak Bears


* Illinois Awarded Funds to Offer Advanced Training on Detecting Impaired Driving
* Illinois EPA Announces Upcoming Household Hazardous Waste Collection Events
* IEMA Highlights Emergency Preparedness for People with Access and Functional Needs in May - Ready Illinois website offers preparedness tips for people, caregivers
* First Lady Launches Illinois Family Connects
* Governor and Lt. Governor Unveil 2016 Journal of Local Government Shared Service Best Practices

  
* Google Pixel 2 bootloader issues, iPhone X fixes & more – Pocketnow Daily
* [Sponsored] Take advantage of Tomtop’s electric treadmill flash sale!
* NFL may expand match livestreaming away from Verizon phones
* Razer Hammerhead USB-C earbuds designed to compliment Razer Phone
* Honor V10 specs reportedly include headphone jack, slightly smaller battery
* The Razer Phone is now available at select Microsoft Stores
* HomePod unceremoniously delayed until early 2018

* Sporcle Saturday: Top player performances
* LIVE: MLB Awards unveiled on Network
* White Sox face roster call on Clarkin, 6 more
* Thyago Vieira brings missing heat to White Sox bullpen battle
* MLB Awards grand finale (7 CT, MLB Network)
* White Sox trade for hard-throwing Vieira
* White Sox acquire prospect Vieira from M's


Main Menu
Home
Illinois
YouTube
Pundit rankings
Obama
Subscriber Content
Durbin
Burris
Blagojevich Trial
Advertising
Updated Posts
Polls

Archives
November 2017
October 2017
September 2017
August 2017
July 2017
June 2017
May 2017
April 2017
March 2017
February 2017
January 2017
December 2016
November 2016
October 2016
September 2016
August 2016
July 2016
June 2016
May 2016
April 2016
March 2016
February 2016
January 2016
December 2015
November 2015
October 2015
September 2015
August 2015
July 2015
June 2015
May 2015
April 2015
March 2015
February 2015
January 2015
December 2014
November 2014
October 2014
September 2014
August 2014
July 2014
June 2014
May 2014
April 2014
March 2014
February 2014
January 2014
December 2013
November 2013
October 2013
September 2013
August 2013
July 2013
June 2013
May 2013
April 2013
March 2013
February 2013
January 2013
December 2012
November 2012
October 2012
September 2012
August 2012
July 2012
June 2012
May 2012
April 2012
March 2012
February 2012
January 2012
December 2011
November 2011
October 2011
September 2011
August 2011
July 2011
June 2011
May 2011
April 2011
March 2011
February 2011
January 2011
December 2010
November 2010
October 2010
September 2010
August 2010
July 2010
June 2010
May 2010
April 2010
March 2010
February 2010
January 2010
December 2009
November 2009
October 2009
September 2009
August 2009
July 2009
June 2009
May 2009
April 2009
March 2009
February 2009
January 2009
December 2008
November 2008
October 2008
September 2008
August 2008
July 2008
June 2008
May 2008
April 2008
March 2008
February 2008
January 2008
December 2007
November 2007
October 2007
September 2007
August 2007
July 2007
June 2007
May 2007
April 2007
March 2007
February 2007
January 2007
December 2006
November 2006
October 2006
September 2006
August 2006
July 2006
June 2006
May 2006
April 2006
March 2006
February 2006
January 2006
December 2005
April 2005
March 2005
February 2005
January 2005
December 2004
November 2004
October 2004

Blog*Spot Archives
November 2005
October 2005
September 2005
August 2005
July 2005
June 2005
May 2005

Syndication

RSS Feed 2.0
Comments RSS 2.0
WordPress




Hosted by MCS SUBSCRIBE to Capitol Fax Advertise Here Mobile Version Contact Rich Miller