Madigan says House will be in 'continuous' summer session
By The Associated Press
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) -
Illinois' House Speaker says his chamber plans to be in "continuous session" throughout the summer.
Chicago Democrat Michael Madigan made the announcement Sunday, the last regularly scheduled day of the spring session.
The chambers plan to finish business without consensus on a 2016 budget approved by Democrats that is more than $3 billion out of balance. GOP Gov. Bruce Rauner says he won't sign the plan until Democrats pass some of his priorities.
Madigan says the next scheduled session day will be Thursday. He's warned the chamber's 118 members that they won't be receiving either mileage reimbursements or per diem pay.
Madigan says members could be called back to Springfield with as little as 48 hours' notice.