The governor’s “Turnaround Agenda” isn’t getting anywhere at the Capitol, other than to needle some longtime lawmakers. Members of the governor’s team are facing hostile questions as Republicans try to run the governor’s “Turnaround Agenda” through the legislature. That’s in the cases when bills even get heard; the House has ignored all of the legislation, and the Senate has defeated three bills in committee while doing nothing with proposed constitutional amendments on term limits and redistricting.
State Sen. Bill Haine (D-Alton) criticized the governor’s deputy chief of staff for legislative affairs, Rich Goldberg for presenting as a “compromise” a tort reform bill.
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The governor's spokesman later tweeted "Illinois Senate Dems very upset lobbyists weren't allowed to write tort reform legislation." Senate Minority Leader Christine Radogno (R-Lemont) says it stands to reason the majority party is pushing back against the governor’s “Turnaround Agenda,” all of which has stalled in the legislature.
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The session could go till Sunday night... maybe later.