Deputy Minority Leader and State Representative Patti Bellock (R-Hinsdale) issued the following statement on the adjournment of the Illinois General Assembly on Tuesday, May 31 without passing a state budget:
"As the chief budget negotiator for my caucus, I'm encouraged by the very meaningful progress we've made in bipartisan budget working groups in recent weeks. While it's disappointing that a comprehensive solution wasn't reached by May 31, we've committed to continue bipartisan negotiations immediately with the goal of achieving a solution as soon as possible. Our commitments to the most vulnerable children, families and seniors in Illinois must be kept. It is time for Democrats and Republicans to come together in a spirit of cooperation and compromise to agree on a responsible budget for the State of Illinois."
The Illinois House of Representatives is scheduled to be in session every Wednesday throughout the month of June beginning on June 8.