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Appropriations bill filed 12 hours before adjournment Appropriations bill filed 12 hours before adjournment

Appropriations bill filed 12 hours before adjournment

A 1,581-page state budget appropriations bill was released to the public Friday with just 12 hours remaining before the Legislature’s midnight adjournment. The budget language is contained in Senate Bill 262 Amendment 1. It includes the appropriations for all state agencies, the Supreme Court, K-12 education, higher education and several other areas of state spending.
Marijuana bill called in House Marijuana bill called in House

Marijuana bill called in House

A bill that would legalize recreational marijuana in Illinois was called on the House floor this morning, triggering a call for a private caucus from Republican lawmakers. A caucus is a standard step in the legislative process, where lawmakers discuss how they will approach floor debate on major votes.
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