Skeptical of the effectiveness of calling a special session, Gov. JB Pritzker is turning to conversations with legislative leaders including House Speaker Mike Madigan and House Republican Leader Jim Durkin to address the state’s budget.

Despite having the authority to order the legislature to reconvene, Gov. JB Pritzker expressed skepticism Thursday such a call  would be heeded days after legislative leaders announced they will cancel their planned veto session. Instead, in recent days he’s stressed the need to work with legislative leaders to address the state’s finances.

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