Lawmakers will be back in Springfield beginning next week, but the leader of the Republicans in the Illinois Senate doesnâ€™t sound hopeful that much will get done over the coming months.
Senate Minority Leader Christine Radogno (R-Lemont) says she has a legislative to-do list, such as workers compensation reform, but admits passing anything in an election year is tough.
â€śI think you can expect very little between now and November,â€ť Radogno said. â€śI would urge everyone to hold on tight to their wallets.â€ť
Radogno guesses that Democrats will try to act on the governorâ€™s call to raise the stateâ€™s minimum wage. She believes that now that pension reform has been dealt with, the focus should be on cutting spending.
â€śPension reform alone is not enough to bail the state out of the financial predicament (itâ€™s) in,â€ť Radogno said.
The Senate will be in session only on Wednesday for the State of the State address.