SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Illinois lawmakers are expected to consider contentious pieces of legislation regarding unions and higher education funding.
The Democrat-led Senate is scheduled to vote Wednesday on whether to override Gov. Bruce Rauner’s veto last month of a bill to add funding for community colleges and tuition grants for low-income students. The Republican governor says he supports funding for higher education, but told lawmakers in his veto message that the state doesn’t have the $721 million that their legislation seeks to allocate.READ MORE: Two Chicago Police Officers Shot On South Lawndale Released From Hospital
The state still doesn’t have a budget for the current fiscal year.READ MORE: Chicago Weather: Warming Trend Continues, 80s By End Of Week
Senate Democrats are considering a proposal to weaken Rauner’s position negotiating a new labor agreement with state workers by allowing an independent arbitrator to step in.MORE NEWS: MISSING: Kyrin Carter, 12, Has Autism, Last Seen At Best Western In Hammond, Indiana
(TM and © Copyright 2016 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)