JAN 18, 2021
Ethics reforms, revenue savings among proposals likely to be reconsidered when lawmakers return
Although Illinois lawmakers approved 23 bills during lame duck session that led to the adjournment of the 101st General Assembly on Wednesday, a host of other proposals failed to make it across the finish line. With much of the discussion focused on the approved comprehensive agenda pushed by the Illinois Legislative Black Caucus last week, bills ranging from ethics and lobbying reform to launching an elected board to oversee the Chicago Public Schools were left unfinished before the new General Assembly was sworn in. As a result, lawmakers are likely to reconsider many of the failed proposals as the regular legislative session gets underway in the coming weeks.
The following is an overview of some of the most significant pieces of legislation that failed to advance during the lame duck session, and whose advocates are regrouping for another push.
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