Springfield Lawmakers Override Dozens Of Rauner Vetoes

The governor's office is required to release demographic data about appointees to boards, commissions, and task forces on an annual basis. Over the past three years, Gov. Bruce Rauner's appointees have been overwhelmingly white and male. (AP Photo)
The governor's office is required to release demographic data about appointees to boards, commissions, and task forces on an annual basis. Over the past three years, Gov. Bruce Rauner's appointees have been overwhelmingly white and male. AP Photo
The governor's office is required to release demographic data about appointees to boards, commissions, and task forces on an annual basis. Over the past three years, Gov. Bruce Rauner's appointees have been overwhelmingly white and male. (AP Photo)
The governor's office is required to release demographic data about appointees to boards, commissions, and task forces on an annual basis. Over the past three years, Gov. Bruce Rauner's appointees have been overwhelmingly white and male. AP Photo

Springfield Lawmakers Override Dozens Of Rauner Vetoes

Lawmakers on Wednesday voted to override dozens of Gov. Bruce Rauner's vetoes on everything from raising the legal smoking age to protecting immigrants who report crimes. 

Morning Shift checks in with NPR's Brian Mackey for the latest in Springfield on the third and final day of the veto session -- and Rauner’s final veto session in office.

GUEST: Brian Mackey, NPR Illinois Statehouse reporter 

LEARN MORE: Illinois Senate narrowly votes to raise age to buy cigarettes to 21, in one of many votes to override Gov. Bruce Rauner (Chicago Tribune 11/14/18)