Below is a an update provided by Phil Milsk, our Legislative Consultant.
There are negotiations going on for a stop-gap budget to carry us through the November election. No agreement has been struck yet. One of the major sticking points is relieving the fiscal crisis for the Chicago Public Schools. SB 318 looks like a bill that would allow a property tax increase in Chicago so that its CPS teacher pension contributions can be made. We have not as of yet identified the appropriations vehicle bill. SB 2047 is a pending appropriations bill, but right now it only covers IDOT projects. We are continuing to monitor bill action and committee activity.
Legislative Consultant to The Arc of Illinois
The Arc of Illinois
20901 S. LaGrange Rd. Suite 209
Frankfort, IL 60423