The State Assembly adjourned the spring Legislative session in the early hours of Friday morning. Lawmakers took final action on a number of bills, including legislation regulating the payday loan industry, a bill giving the state Superintendent of Public Instruction more power to intervene in troubled schools, and a measure allowing the sale of raw milk by dairy farmers.
The Assembly also approved legislation authorizing the creation of a Regional Transit Authority in the Fox Valley. However, the bill is unlikely to make it to Governor Doyle’s desk because the Senate has already adjourned for the year.
Absent from Thursday’s calendar were votes on the controversial Clean Energy Jobs Act and election reform legislation. Both of those measures faced strong Republican opposition and the Senate also adjourned without scheduling those measures for consideration.