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

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.

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