Springfield, IL-(ENEWSPF)- Illinois House Republican Leader Jim Durkin continued clarifying priorities of the House Republicans. The state faces another alarming lack-of-budget deadline with July only two days away. With no budget in place, the credit rating of the good state of Illinois will likely be reduced to junk status.
Leader Durkin reported the following this week regarding term limits, “To clarify my position regarding House Republican priorities, it is my intention to designate House Republican members to address consolidation and term limits and I ask the same from the House Democrats.”
The House GOP Leader said the following on July 28 regarding the “political theater” in Springfield regarding the budget, ““Only three days remain in this fiscal year, time is running out. So after today’s political theater and ‘gotcha’ votes have finished, I’m calling on the legislative leaders to resume meeting and continue negotiations to bring this to a conclusion.”
His office sent the following today regarding Illinois State Senator Christine Radogno, “Chris Radogno has been my Senator and Co-Republican Leader for many years. I am fortunate to call her a confidant and friend. Her contributions to her district and the State of Illinois are immeasurable. Chris always stayed above the fray in this very partisan environment. Her constituents and I will miss her valued leadership.”
Senator Radogno announced she will resign Saturday:
“I have done everything I can do to resolve the state’s budget crisis. I will continue to do so for the coming days. But if the solution will not come on my watch, I hope and pray that the Governor, other legislative leaders, Democrats and Republicans in the Senate and House can find a path to solve the state’s problems,” Radogno said in a statement.