There wasn’t much action in Springfield for the first day of the special session. Both the House and Senate spent just a few minutes, actually 7 minuets and 23 seconds, in special session as frustration continues to grow. House Minority Leader Jim Durkin says the recently proposed Republican plan will end the budget stalemate, but says the ball is now in the House Democrats court to call it for a vote.
But, House Speaker Michael Madigan says his budget team is also putting together a proposal.
The House will be holding two committees of the whole to discuss worker’s compensation reform and a property tax freeze this week.