Lawmakers Returning to Springfield, Meetings Regarding Schedules Coming

Lawmakers Returning to Springfield, Meetings Regarding Schedules Coming

SPRINGFIELD (AP) – State lawmakers are returning to Springfield to wrap up what will be a super-abbreviated legislative session hampered by the coronavirus pandemic.

Democrats will hold Zoom caucus meetings Wednesday to discuss when and how they’ll go to the state capitol, most likely returning on staggered schedules with senators first.

Lawmakers expect to be called to Springfield soon. They were told this week to get tested for the coronavirus even if they don’t have symptoms.

House Speaker Michael Madigan holds the cards on all details. Lawmakers could convene (in a social distancing manner) as early as next week, but could wait to meet until after Memorial Day.

Technically, legislators are in session through May 30, but their return could be deemed a “special session,” allowing them to focus on a limited number of issues.

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