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Gov. J.B. Pritzker said he doesn’t expect to see a broad state energy plan come together during the General Assembly’s brief fall legislative session.
As lawmakers prepare to return to the state capital later this month for the fall session, a number of policy issues could be discussed – from gun control measures to e-cigarette regulations. […]
But the governor said doesn’t expect a broad energy plan to surface during the fall session.
“It certainly is something that’s being considered as part of a broader energy package,” Pritzker said. “I don’t know that we’ll be able to get to it during a veto session.”
Lawmakers are scheduled to come back for three days beginning Oct. 28 and then three days beginning Nov. 12.
As we’ve discussed before, a leadership determination was made in the spring to move all energy bills forward at once. But with ComEd facing some attention from the feds, nobody wants to touch their proposals.
* But some public support appears to be building for this proposal…
Pritzker has pushed a whole host of progressive legislation this year, and now the clean energy people want him to step up on this one.