Murphy: Despite session postponement, the work doesn't stop

  • State Senator Laura Murphy (D-Des Plaines)Illinois Senate Democratic Caucus

    State Senator Laura Murphy (D-Des Plaines)Illinois Senate Democratic Caucus

 
Office of State Senator Laura Murphy
Updated 11/13/2020 1:33 PM

State Senator Laura Murphy released the following statement regarding the postponement of the upcoming General Assembly veto session:

"I'm disheartened to learn we will not be able to move forward on the legislation we've been working on, but especially given recent surges in COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations across the state, postponing veto session is the most responsible choice.

 

"With many regions experiencing peaks even higher than we saw in the spring, convening the General Assembly could contribute to the spread of the virus both in Springfield and in legislators' home communities.

"Although we won't be in the Capitol, the work doesn't stop. I plan to continue negotiating with my fellow lawmakers to find ways to support working families, improve higher education, and keep Illinoisans in Illinois.

"When we return to Springfield, I look forward to hitting the ground running."

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