Bennett, House Republicans "Stand Up" to demand compromise

Rep. Tom Bennett (R-Gibson City) today joined House Republican colleagues in standing up to demand the House remain in session through the weekend to work toward an agreement on a balanced budget.

With only four days remaining in the regular session, Bennett joined in a call for legislators to stand if they are willing to stay at work during the weekend to work on a comprehensive, balanced state budget. The move came after House leadership cancelled a scheduled session day on Saturday May 28, leaving the House just three working days to pass a budget before the May 31 adjournment deadline.