Illinois Senate plans session date for clean energy plan

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SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – The Illinois Senate will return to Springfield on June 15 to vote on the highly-anticipated clean energy proposal. Lawmakers, advocates, and stakeholders hoped to pass a plan before May 31, but negotiations came to a halt.

Senate Democrats officially announced their plan Tuesday and notified the Republican Caucus. Democrats say the bill negotiated by the Pritzker administration could help Illinois lead the nation on renewable energy.

“This is a landmark clean energy plan that both protects thousands of jobs and moves Illinois responsibly toward the future,” said Senate President Don Harmon.

The Senate only expects to stay in Springfield one day. Lawmakers haven’t filed language for the new energy proposal at this time. Meanwhile, there’s no word yet if the House will return for a vote next week as well.

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June 8, 2021 at 02:33PM

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