Passing a budget deal in Illinois is the Chamber’s top legislative
priority for 2017. Our legislative agenda is focused on advocating for policies
that foster a strong business climate, and the lack of a budget for over 600
days is causing undue stress on the businesses and the community at-large.
Democrat and Republican leaders in the senate have been working
hard to negotiate and reach a compromise that provides Illinois with a
fully-funded budget while implementing a number of needed reforms such as
education, pension and worker’s compensation. While leaders came close to passing
a budget last week, progress came to a halt when external groups interjected
partisan politics and threatened senators that backed the reforms.
Please contact the following elected leaders and tell them you
support leadership’s efforts to negotiate a compromise and that the lack of a
budget is detrimental to the business and community.
|Majority Leader John Cullerton||217-782-2728|
|Minority Christine Radogno||217-782-9407|
|Senator Neil Anderson||309-736-7084|
|Senator Chuck Weaver||309-693-4921|
Contact the Governor and House to voice support for the Senate's efforts and urge their cooperation.
|Governor Bruce Rauner||217-782-0244|
|Representative Mike Halpin||309-558-3612|
|Representative Tony McCombie||815-632-7384|
|Representative Dan Swanson||309-334-7474|