Examining Gov. Pat Quinn's recent legislative moves in Springfield

June 3, 2011

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Gov. Quinn has been involved with legislation concerning gambling, workers compensation and utility rate hikes.

As Illinois Governor Pat Quinn reviews more than 600 bills sent to him by the General Assembly he holds a powerful tool to get the job done: the veto pen.

After being largely invisible during the spring session, Gov. Quinn is now in the driver’s seat on a number of controversial bills, including: gambling, an electric rate hike and workers compensation reform, just to name a few. So, what will he do with his power?

To find out, Eight Forty-Eight turned to Kristen McQueary; she's the state government reporter for WBEZ and the Chicago News Cooperative.