Governor Rauner Talks To Lawmakers Ahead Of House Vote On School Funding BillThe Illinois House is scheduled to vote on Wednesday whether to override Governor Rauner’s veto of a school funding package. The state senate overrode the Governor on Sunday.
Illinois Senate Rejects Rauner's Education Funding Changes; House To Vote WednesdayRauner’s veto would remove $463 million in state funding for Chicago Public Schools, while giving other districts millions more.
Lawmakers Override Rauner's Veto Of Chicago Pension Relief PlanChicago taxpayers will save $1 billion on police and fire pension costs in the short term under a law the General Assembly approved Monday after some House Republicans bucked their governor, who had railed against it as a ridiculous expansion of the Illinois' growing pension hole.
Illinois Senate Rejects Rauner's Veto Of Anti-Heroin BillSenate Democrats bucked Gov. Bruce Rauner's veto Wednesday in instituting a law to fight heroin abuse in Illinois, but ran into predictable Republican derision when they approved spending $3.8 billion to fund a variety of programs from breast cancer screenings to lottery prizes.
Lawmakers Vote To Override Quinn's Changes To Concealed Carry BillIllinois lawmakers have voted to reject a set of changes Gov. Pat Quinn made to legislation allowing the carrying of concealed firearms in Illinois.
Joliet Mayor Says Illinois Has Enough Casinos AlreadyState lawmakers could attempt to override Gov. Pat Quinn’s veto of legislation to expand casino gambling in Illinois during their two-week veto session that started Thursday, but one city that already has a casino says enough is enough.
Lawmakers Approve Measure Allowing Hunters To Pick Up RoadkillHunting license holders may now take dead animals from the side of the road, thanks to an override of Gov. Pat Quinn’s veto by the Illinois General Assembly.
State Rep Says Gambling Bill Must Pass This WeekIf a gambling bill is going to come to a vote, it has to happen this week, according to the architect of the latest incarnation of legislation to expand gambling in Illinois.
Quinn Fighting To Sustain Veto Of ComEd 'Smart Grid' BillGov. Pat Quinn says he'll fight to sustain his veto of the “Smart Grid” bill pushed by ComEd, saying the veto is all that stands between the public and exorbitant utility rates.
'Smart Grid' Bill Supporters Working To Override Quinn's VetoSupporters of the recently vetoed “Smart Grid” bill are trying to garner enough support to override the governor, and the efforts may be working.