State Politics: Rauner Re-election, Student Debt, Bump Stocks
The fall veto session kicks off in Springfield Tuesday — the day after Gov. Bruce Rauner officially kicked off his re-election bid. Lawmakers are expected to take up as many as 33 bills that Rauner rejected, including one that pushes for more protections for people with student loan debt.
They will also consider a minimum wage increase, government transparency and property tax relief.
There will also be hearings on several gun control measures, including a plan to ban “bump stocks,” devices at allow a semi-automatic weapon to be fired like a fully automatic weapon. Morning Shift talks to WBEZ state politics reporters Dave McKinney and Tony Arnold as the veto sessions gets underway.