Illinois lawmakers tackling some, not all issues - KMOV.com

Illinois lawmakers tackling some, not all issues

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) -- Lawmakers are moving forward on some major issues with their fall veto session under way at the Illinois Capitol.

They took steps toward overriding Gov. Pat Quinn's veto of legislation that would raise electric rates to pay to modernize the state's power grid. A veto-proof majority in the Senate passed a bill to tweak the legislation Quinn initially vetoed. It moves to the House.

As soon as Wednesday, the Senate also could consider restrictions on gambling expansion that Quinn wants but lawmakers say can't pass. Quinn is OK with adding five new casinos but not slots at race tracks.

Even the state's regional school superintendents could get back their pay wiped out by Quinn. A House committee approved taking the salaries out of a special tax fund for local government.
 

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