Rep. Olsen Disappointed that Lawmakers Left Springfield Without a Budget Deal

Lawmakers left Springfield on Thursday, December 1, and while bipartisanship and compromise were used to craft a comprehensive energy bill that was approved by the House and Senate, and which the Governor said he would sign, that same process did not extend to discussions on Illinois’ most pressing issue- the lack of a state budget.

During a recent interview, State Representative David S. Olsen expressed his disappointment that lawmakers were not kept in Springfield until a budget deal could be reached. “To hear that the next time we’re going to be in session is on January 9th, after the stopgap has expired, is really distressing for me,” said Olsen.

Click here to listen to the complete Olsen interview.

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