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A Lyft car sits at a stoplight. As ridesharing services like Lyft, Uber and SideCar become more popular, the taxi industry is pushing for tougher regulation of their new competition. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Quinn Vetoes State Ride-Sharing Regulations

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.

08/25/2014

Gov. Pat Quinn (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

Hearing Today On Fight Over State Lawmakers’ Pay

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.

09/18/2013

The Field Museum

Quinn Vetoes Cuts To Free Days At Museums

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

08/14/2013

Illinois State Capitol

September Hearing Set On Dispute Over Lawmakers’ Salary

“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.

08/06/2013

Gov. Pat Quinn (left) and state Rep. Anthony DeLuca (right) shake hands at an event where Quinn signed legislation for a South Suburban Airport. (Credit: CBS)

Salary Dispute Prompts Tense Moment For Quinn, Lawmaker At Bill Signing

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.

07/26/2013

A budtender handles marijuana at Perennial Holistic Wellness Center, a not-for-profit medical marijuana dispensary in operation since 2006, on September 7, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)

Crime Commission Asks Governor To Veto Medical Marijuana Bill

The Chicago Crime Commission has urged Gov. Pat Quinn to veto medical marijuana legislation approved by state lawmakers earlier this year.

06/06/2013

File photo of a slot machine. (CBS)

Quinn Vetoes 2-Year-Old Casino Expansion Plan

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.

03/04/2013

Photo Of Gamblers Playing The Slots. (Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

Joliet Mayor Says Illinois Has Enough Casinos Already

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.

WBBM Newsradio–11/27/2012

Illinois State Capitol

Quinn Downplays Veto-Proof Majorities For House, Senate Dems

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.

WBBM Newsradio–11/09/2012

Plastic Bag (Credit: CBS)

Quinn Vetoes Plastic Bag Recycling Bill

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.

08/26/2012

Gov. Pat Quinn. (Credit: Craig Dellimore/WBBM Newsradio)

Quinn Says He’ll Need The Weekend To Decide On Gambling Expansion

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.

CBS Chicago–08/25/2012

Gov. Pat Quinn

Deadline Coming For Action By Quinn On Gambling Bill

The deadline is nearing for Gov. Pat Quinn to act on the state’s gambling expansion bill.

CBS Chicago–08/23/2012

Plastic Bag (Credit: CBS)

12-Year-Old Girl Urges Quinn To Toss Out Plastic Bag Legislation

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.

CBS Chicago–07/03/2012

Roadkill

Lawmakers Approve Measure Allowing Hunters To Pick Up Roadkill

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.

WBBM Newsradio–11/15/2011

Casino Gambling Slot Machines

State Rep Says Gambling Bill Must Pass This Week

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.

CBS Chicago–11/09/2011

Illinois State Senate

Bad Day For Quinn On Electricity, Union Contracts

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.

CBS Chicago–10/25/2011

Gov. Pat Quinn

Quinn Fighting To Sustain Veto Of ComEd ‘Smart Grid’ Bill

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.

CBS Chicago–10/14/2011

(Photo by By: Tim Boyle/ Getty Images)

‘Smart Grid’ Bill Supporters Working To Override Quinn’s Veto

Supporters of the recently vetoed “Smart Grid” bill are trying to garner enough support to override the governor, and the efforts may be working.

WBBM Newsradio–09/20/2011

ComEd Power Yard

UPDATED: Quinn Vetoes Bill That Would Hike Electric Rates

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.”

CBS Chicago–09/12/2011

Gov. Pat Quinn

ComEd ‘Smart Grid’ Bill Reaches Quinn’s Desk, Gov Vows Veto

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.

WBBM Newsradio–08/31/2011

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