As a post-Blagojevich Illinois Senate gets down to business, Senator Tim Bivins is working to guide a number of bills through a newly cooperative process of making laws in Springfield.

“The Senate and House of Representatives are about a month behind in the normal legislative process, because of the impeachment trial and conviction of former Governor Rod Blagojevich,” Senator Bivins said. “We have a lot of catching up to do, but you will not hear much complaining because the entire process is finally working again, after so many years of bickering and gridlock.”

The 45th District Senator said February 20 was the deadline for Senators to introduce bills in the Senate, and for Representatives to introduce bills in the House. More than 7,000 pieces of legislation have been introduced – 2,360 in the Senate and 4,331 in the House, as well as 374 resolutions.

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