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Illinois Senate Republicans: Expect Little

Illinois Senate Republicans: Expect Little

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Lawmakers will be back in Springfield beginning next week, but the leader of the Republicans in the Illinois Senate doesn’t sound hopeful that much will get done over the coming months.

Senate Minority Leader Christine Radogno (R-Lemont) says she has a legislative to-do list, such as workers compensation reform, but admits passing anything in an election year is tough.

“I think you can expect very little between now and November,” Radogno said. “I would urge everyone to hold on tight to their wallets.”

Radogno guesses that Democrats will try to act on the governor’s call to raise the state’s minimum wage. She believes that now that pension reform has been dealt with, the focus should be on cutting spending.

“Pension reform alone is not enough to bail the state out of the financial predicament (it’s) in,” Radogno said.

The Senate will be in session only on Wednesday for the State of the State address.

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