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Clayborne expresses frustration with Grand Bargain vote

Sen. James F. ClayborneToday, the Illinois Senate failed to advance the remaining proposals in the Grand Bargain package they have been negotiating since January. State Senator James F. Clayborne (D-Belleville) issued the following statement:

“Again we had a chance to put people’s livelihoods above politics, but  my colleagues on the other side of the aisle made it clear they are unwilling to compromise. Senate Democrats have worked tirelessly for months on a package of bills to get the state back on track. We have changed the package 35 times in an effort to reach compromise with the governor and Republicans. We cannot waste any more time. We must pass a budget.”

 

Sen. Clayborne

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57th District
Senate Majority Leader

Years served:
1995 - 2018

Committee assignments: Assignments (Chairperson); Committee of the Whole; Energy and Public Utilities; Executive (Vice-Chairperson); Insurance; Subcommittee on Gov. Operations (Sub-Chairperson); Sub. on Auto Insurance Rates; State & Pension Fund Invest, Spec.; Supplier Diversity, Special Com. On.

Biography: Attorney; born Dec. 29, 1963, in St. Louis; B.S., political science, Tennessee State University; J.D., University of Miami; partner with his firm Clayborne, Sabo and Wagner; (Belleville); former St. Clair County Assistant State's Attorney; has four sons.