The bill expands limitations on fundraising efforts, preventing lawmakers from holding campaign fundraisers across the state on any day the General Assembly is in session.
The Illinois budget was passed on mostly partisan lines. There’s nothing new there. Those in power get to choose how to spend the money. Another constant was the timing of the budget. Despite having four months to work on the budget, lawmakers didn’t get the final draft until early in the morning the day they were to vote on it.