The Illinois Senate has approved energy policy overhaul. Reporter Brenden Moore in Springfield speaks with editor Chris Coates about the impact. READ MORE HERE.
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The Illinois Senate put the final legislative stamp on an energy regulation overhaul bill Monday, sending it to Gov. J.B. Pritzker, who says he will sign it.
The Illinois Senate on Monday approved a wide-ranging energy policy overhaul that sets ambitious goals for a carbon-free future and staves off the threatened shutdown of one of the state’s six nuclear power plants, handing Gov. J.B. Pritzker a key legislative victory heading into his reelection bid.
"Downstate Illinois was completely forgotten and ignored, as is often the case here in Springfield," said state Sen. Terri Bryant, R-Murphysboro.