Schweizer’s Summary: May 6-10


In the House this past week we worked on getting more Senate Bills through committee hearings and onto the House Floor. This week serves as Third Reading Deadline week. Two weeks are left until scheduled Adjournment, and there’s still a lot left to do!


The House of Representatives adjourned Thursday, until Monday, May 13th.

To watch the House Floor live, visit the Illinois General Assembly website, and click “Audio/Video”, which is nested under “House”. The schedule for Session is also available under “Schedules”, nested under “House”.

In the House, committee hearings will be held to get bills passed through and onto the House Floor for a vote. I serve on these committees:

We are down to the wire- 2 weeks remaining until our scheduled adjournment.

Rep. Schweizer with Kelly and Sam from Parent Mentor Program.
Rep. Schweizer speaking on the House Floor.
Rep. Schweizer with Leader McCombie and Rep. Spain at the IAPD set up in the Capitol.
Rep. Schweizer with colleague Rep. McLaughlin.


In honor of those who have and are fighting cancer, the General Assembly members and staff wore sneakers to show our support, as well as raise awareness for the fight against cancer.


House Republicans call for enactment of a $52.1 billion balanced State of Illinois budget for FY 2025. Under subsection (b) of Section 2 of Article VIII of the Illinois Constitution, appropriations for a fiscal year shall not exceed funds estimated by the General Assembly to be available during that year.

Under subsection (a) of Section 4 of the Commission on Government Forecasting and Accountability Act, the House and Senate are directed, by joint resolution, to adopt or modify the Commission on Government Forecasting and Accountability’s State revenue estimates for the fiscal year as may be appropriate, and the estimate in the joint resolution is to constitute the General Assembly’s estimate, under paragraph (b) of Section 2 of Article VIII of the Constitution, of the funds estimated to be available during the next fiscal year.

Unfortunately, it has been a decade since the General Assembly followed the Constitution and State statutes by adopting a revenue estimate via joint resolution. In 2014 (FY 2015), HJR 100 set forth revenue estimates of $31.1 billion in total State revenue and $4.3 billion in federal revenue, for a total of $35.4 billion in estimated revenue.

In the Governor’s FY 2025 Budget Book, the Governor’s Office of Management and Budget (GOMB) projected an FY 2025 General Funds revenue total of $52.993 billion. In March, the Commission on Government Forecasting and Accountability (CGFA) published an FY 2025 revenue estimate of $52.077 billion, which is $916 million lower than GOMB’s estimate.

However, it should be stressed that CGFA’s revenue estimate is based on current law. The FY 2025 revenue projection from GOMB included a number of revenue adjustments (tax increases) in its calculation that would require changes to State law. The net value of these revenue adjustments is approximately $1.1 billion. The Governor’s proposed tax hikes face significant opposition from both parties in the General Assembly.

The Constitution authorizes the General Assembly to appropriate no more than $52.077 billion to meet the FY 2025 general funds spending commitments of the State of Illinois. In a Joint Resolution filed this week, HJR 72, Deputy Republican Leader Norine Hammond and the House Republican Caucus seek to adopt CGFA’s revenue estimate for FY 2025 and call upon the General Assembly to enact a budget that meets its Constitutional requirements.


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