Democratic supermajority looks to work with Republicans in General Assembly

Despite holding a 40-to-19 supermajority in the chamber, Illinois Senate Democrats say they’re trying to foster bipartisanship by naming Republican co-chairs to two Senate committees.

Republican Senator Sally Turner of Beason, in Logan County, will serve as co-chair of the State Government Committee, while GOP Senator Dale Fowler of Southern Illinois will share the chairmanship of the higher education committee.

Democrats will continue to hold a majority of the seats on those two committees, but Senate Republican Leader John Curran says the co-chair appointments will lead to more collaboration between the two parties.

Region: Springfield,Local,City: Springfield,Region: Central

via Local – 92.7 WMAY

February 11, 2023 at 06:53PM

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