Stateline lawmakers are being told to stay home from Springfield for the next month and they’re not happy about.

Rep. Joe Sosnowski (R) and Rep. John Cabello (R) called for a compromise on the issue of higher education.  They described the democratic majority as playing games with students’ lives.  On Wednesday, they echoed the words of Gov. Bruce Rauner (R-IL) on their disappointment that they won’t be in session until April 4.

“Our job, as minority party, is to hold them accountable and make sure that things are going right,” said Cabello.  “But, when they don’t even want to sit down with us, that’s an issue.  That’s telling us that we don’t even matter.  The people that we represent don’t matter.”

Since the beginning of the year, the General Assembly has only spent nine days in session.  If Rauner calls for a special session, it would come at the cost of taxpayer dollars.