As the state budget impasse continues, an Illinois House session scheduled for Wednesday has been canceled.
House Speaker Michael Madigan's chief of staff informed lawmakers of the session cancelation in a memo Tuesday morning, saying, "Democratic members of the bipartisan working groups continue to meet with Republican legislators and the governor's office to develop a resolution to the state budget impasse. The speaker is hopeful that progress will continue, as it has over the past few weeks."
The memo added, "Given this progress and the need for these discussions among the working groups on the budget and other issues to continue without interruption, the House will not be in session on Wednesday."
The regular Illinois legislative session ended May 31 without a budget agreement. Since July 1, the state has been operating without a full spending plan in place.
Lawmakers are reportedly discussing a stopgap budget measure, something Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner is now supporting.