From the Paulick Report:

With Illinois government heading toward its third straight year without a comprehensive budget in place, state lawmakers reconvene at the Capitol today for a special session ordered by Gov. Bruce Rauner to consider budget-related legislation and other policy matters.

The state's new fiscal year begins July 1 and the impasse is now in its 24th month. The governor's office has said the session will last 10 days – through June 30, the last day of this fiscal year.

It is not clear whether lawmakers might act on measures pertaining to Illinois thoroughbred horse racing. The leadership, staff and lobbying team of the Illinois Thoroughbred Horsemen's Association continue to impress upon lawmakers the urgent necessity of approving legislation to enable significantly improved thoroughbred purses at this state's tracks.


Read more