House Approves New Rules

(Springfield, IL) — State representatives have new rules and procedures in place that will govern them for the next two years. Democrats came up with the rules since they’re in charge and according to Leader Barbara Flynn Currie, the rules give both Democrats and Republicans a fair voice on what becomes law in Illinois. But, GOP state representatives say the rules are set up to give Democrats an edge. For example, they say Democrats try to push important amendments and even the budget bill through with very little time for review. They’d like the rules to require additional posting time on those measures before they come up for a vote.