Veto session enters home stretch

November 10, 2011

Produced by Eight Forty-Eight

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(AP/M. Spencer Green)
Lawmakers are wrapping up the fall veto session in Springfield.

Lawmakers were wrapping up the fall veto session in Springfield. Some of the issues they were considering were significant to Chicago--from gambling to red light cameras. Furthermore, owners of the Chicago Mercantile Exchange waited to see if legislatures will give them a tax break to stay put. The session may be most notable for the big-ticket items still left to do, such as pension reform and a final state budget. Kristen McQueary, statehouse reporter for WBEZ and the Chicago News Cooperative, gave Eight Forty-Eight a sense of what's been sticky and what’s been smooth in the veto session.

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