Illinois Senate Adjourns, No Deal Reached on Energy Overhaul

Illinois Senate Adjourns, No Deal Reached on Energy Overhaul

CHICAGO (AP) – The Illinois Senate has adjourned without taking up a major overhaul of energy policy aimed at making Illinois a renewable-energy state by 2050.

Lawmakers returned to Springfield this week amid negotiations on Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s plan that would offer a bailout to nuclear power plants and close coal-fired plants by 2035. However, no deal has yet been reached and the Senate has adjourned.

An outline of Pritzker’s wide-ranging proposal also calls for more investment in wind and solar energy and fresh ethics standards following a bribery scheme involving electric utility Commonwealth Edison.

The House is scheduled to meet Wednesday to take up an elected school board in Chicago.

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