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Fri May 31, 2019, 06:52 AM

Illinois lawmakers' final day: Budget, marijuana, gambling

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) The Illinois Legislature has one day to churn out a state budget.

Friday is the last scheduled day of the General Assembly's spring session. Paperwork has moved in anticipation of adopting a spending plan of about $39 billion , but few details have emerged.

It promises to be a long day at the Illinois Capitol. Unresolved substantive measures join the budget. Legislation to legalize recreational use of marijuana has cleared the Senate and awaits action in the House. Statutory protections for abortion have House OK and await Senate action.

Neither a long-discussed measure to legalize sports betting nor a massive expansion of casino gambling has seen action.

Read more: https://www.nwitimes.com/news/state-and-regional/illinois/illinois-lawmakers-final-day-budget-marijuana-gambling/article_2673446f-849c-58a3-ab03-55625285d717.html
(Northwest Indiana Times)

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TexasTowelie May 2019 OP
beachbum bob May 2019 #1

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Fri May 31, 2019, 07:26 AM

1. if Madigan brings recreational pot up for a vote, it will pass.


The Illinois House could take a vote on the legalization of recreation marijuana Friday, the final day of the spring legislative session.

The House Judiciary-Criminal Committee voted 13-6 late Thursday evening to send the measure to the full chamber. Gov. J.B. Pritzker, who campaigned for office on a promise to legalize pot, is expected to sign it if it reaches his desk.

It will have a vote today I am pretty sure

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