House works late in special session
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WLS) -- A special legislative session in Springfield ended Wednesday night with no action on school funding or a capital plan.
Governor Blagojevich called the two-day meeting so lawmakers could work on a deal for those unresolved issues.
The House did take action authorizing bonds for highway projects. If they had not acted on that issue, the state would have lost more than $1 billion in federal money.
House Speaker Michael Madigan also announced he is taking a new look at a proposal to privatize the state lottery to pay for the capital plan, which would provide money to build roads, bridges and schools.
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