Video: Leader Durkin on the budget and need for reform

All components of the state's budget have been passed by both the House and Senate but are held in their respective chambers on a "Motion to Recorder." Until the motion is tabled or withdrawn, the budget remains tied up indefinitely.

Yesterday, the Speaker of the House sent members of the House of Representatives home with a call for them to return on Thursday for an undetermined reason. It is the hope of the House Republicans that returning to Springfield on Thursday holds an opportunity to begin working again towards reform while simultaneously tackling our budget shortfall.

Here is House Republican Leader Jim Durkin following Sunday's adjournment: