House eyes six-day January session – Sun-Times Politics

10 Nov

When Illinois lawmakers last were in session in a January, they voted to abolish the death penalty, increase the income tax and legalize civil unions.

Now, at least one of the two legislative chambers has told its members to be prepared to be at the Capitol for up to six days for another January session, this one possibly beginning Jan. 3.

House Speaker Michael Madigan D-Chicago notified his chamber that he’s prepared to be in session from that starting point all the way through Jan. 8, which includes possibly working through a weekend. Those days would be on top of six already-scheduled days spread over two weeks, beginning Nov. 27. More…

via House eyes six-day January session – Sun-Times Politics.

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