Rauner: Special session to commence Wednesday
Monday, Jul 24, 2017
* Gov. Rauner told reporters today that if SB 1 isn’t sent to his desk by noon, he’ll start calling legislators back for a special session starting this Wednesday.
Before he does, however, he might want to sign HB 643, which keeps legislative salaries, mileage reimbursements and lodging allowances at last fiscal year’s levels…
* Meanwhile, this track is from the 2004 special session that was called by then-Gov. Rod Blagojevich. You’ll hear what sounds like Rep. Jim Durkin say “I think it’s really the arrogance of the Governor that’s keeping us here.” Another complains that it seems “ridiculous” to call a special session “where there’s no agreement,” among other gems…