Taxicab companies and others seeking statewide regulation of the emerging ridesharing industry pushed for a legislative override Monday after Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn vetoed measures that would have imposed background checks and insurance requirements on some drivers.
House Speaker Michael Madigan and Senate President John Cullerton sued after Gov. Pat Quinn used his veto power earlier this summer to cut money for legislators’ salaries from the state budget.
Citing concern for low-income families, Gov. Pat Quinn vetoed legislation Tuesday that would have cut by half the number of free days state museums and aquariums have to offer Illinois residents
“This is going to be a landmark case,” said Gov. Pat Quinn, who used his veto power last month to block lawmakers’ salaries over their failure to reach an agreement on pension reform.
One of the state lawmakers whose paychecks are being withheld by Gov. Pat Quinn over the state’s pension stalemate appeared to be about to upstage the governor at a bill signing yesterday.
The Chicago Crime Commission has urged Gov. Pat Quinn to veto medical marijuana legislation approved by state lawmakers earlier this year.
Slamming the measure as “excessive,” Gov. Pat Quinn has officially vetoed legislation that would have allowed five new casinos in Illinois, including one in Chicago, after lawmakers held up the proposal for nearly two years due to his promised veto.
State 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.
Gov. Pat Quinn said Friday he disagrees that the new veto-proof majorities for Democrats in the Illinois House and Senate next year will reduce his own authority.
Gov. Pat Quinn vetoed a bill Sunday that would have required plastic bag manufacturers to set up collection and recycling programs, calling it a “roadblock” for local communities to make their own choices.
It is sounding like Gov. Pat Quinn is not going to allow the casino expansion bill, which includes a Chicago casino, to become law as it is written.
The deadline is nearing for Gov. Pat Quinn to act on the state’s gambling expansion bill.
A 12-year-old from Grayslake has made a personal appeal to Gov. Pat Quinn to veto legislation that would prevent communities like hers from banning retailers from using plastic shopping bags.
Hunting 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.
If 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.
Illinois lawmakers rebuked Gov. Pat Quinn on Tuesday as senators took a step toward overriding his veto on high-profile electricity legislation and House Speaker Michael Madigan criticized his no-layoff agreement with a major union.
Gov. 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.
Supporters of the recently vetoed “Smart Grid” bill are trying to garner enough support to override the governor, and the efforts may be working.
Gov. Pat Quinn has vetoed controversial legislation that would have changed the way ComEd rates are determined in order to pay for a so-called “smart grid.”
Now that the legislature has finally sent Gov. Pat Quinn a bill that would raise electric rates to help pay to modernize Illinois’ power grid, Governor Quinn is making no secret that he will veto it.