Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn called a meeting Thursday morning of top leaders in Springfield. After a bruising start to the fall veto session, Quinn hopes to set a clearer path for November.The veto session has been bumpy so far for Gov. Quinn.
Illinois Senate President John Cullerton says he will follow the advice of Gov. Pat Quinn.He’ll ask his Senate colleagues to vote on a scaled-down casino bill that does not include slot machines at horse-racing tracks. Cullerton will call it for a vote, knowing it most likely won’t pass.State Sen.
Fearing further setbacks to their negotiated contracts, members of organized labor are heading into the fall veto session this week with raised fists.Their angst is shared by dozens of special interest groups including retirees, casino operators and state vendors competing for scarce revenue in what
From pension reform to pregnant prisoners, lawmakers returning to Springfield face a packed agenda.The first day of the veto session is Tuesday. Members of the General Assembly say they expect to vote on a gambling expansion bill, again, after Gov.
Republican Illinois State Senator Matt Murphy says the Governor is unclear about his objections to a bill that would expand gambling.Both the Illinois House and Senate approved the bill earlier this year.
Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan said he has told the governor he is open to discussing shifting state budget money to avoid numerous layoffs and closing state facilities.The Chicago Tribune reports that Madigan said the House intends to keep the spending limits it adopted for the bud
Despite delays and debunked predictions—and a never-ending wait for Gov. Pat Quinn’s decision on a gambling expansion bill—supporters of expanded gambling in Illinois say they expect to find common ground by Oct.
Governor Pat Quinn's administration says it considered deep cuts to parole officers and tax collectors while looking for ways to balance the Illinois budget.Programs moving people with disabilities and mental illness into community care were also considered for cuts.