ROCK FALLS – Another session of the General Assembly has ended, but for the first time in several years, Illinois lawmakers didn’t have to explain why there wasn’t a budget.
State Sen. Neil Anderson, R-Andalusia, and state Rep. Tony McCombie, R-Savanna, met with about 50 constituents during a Coffee and Conversation event Tuesday at the Rock Falls Community Building. The Rock Falls Chamber of Commerce and Mayor Bill Wescott were hosts.
The Senate approved a $38.5 billion spending plan May 30, and for the first time in his tenure, Gov. Bruce Rauner signed the budget on June 4. With the frustrations of a budget stalemate in the rear-view mirror, the conversation part of the event took a more hopeful turn.