WHEELING, Ill. (AP) — Gov. Pat Quinn says he’s not discouraged that lawmakers came away from two days of their fall veto session without tackling any of the major issues on their agenda.
The Chicago Democrat says the days were valuable for discussion to “lay a foundation” on the state’s pension crisis and same-sex marriage.READ MORE: Chicago Weather: Winter Storm In Effect For Monday Morning Commute
However, neither issue came up for a vote before lawmakers left town.
They’ll be back next month. Quinn says that’ll be the time to take votes.READ MORE: Chicago Weather: Winter Weather Advisories In Effect; Snow Arrives For Monday Morning Commute
A bipartisan panel has been tasked with coming up with a solution to Illinois’ nearly $100 billion pension problem, but the panel has been stalled on a plan that would save an estimated $138 billion.
Meanwhile, advocates and opponents of legalizing same-sex marriage both held rallies this week in Springfield.MORE NEWS: 4 Dead, 23 Wounded In Weekend Shootings Across Chicago
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