Illinois lawmakers enter final days of session - KMOV.com

Illinois lawmakers enter final days of session

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SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) -- The Illinois Legislature is entering its final scheduled session days for the calendar year.
 
Lawmakers are set to gather Wednesday in Springfield following a full day of work Tuesday. Among the items being considered this week are tax incentives for Illinois-based companies, requests for additional funding by various state agencies and stricter gun penalties.
 
A bipartisan committee tasked with finding a solution to the state's nearly $100 billion pension problem says they're making progress but it's unlikely a vote on the issue will be called this week.
 
Lawmaker voted Tuesday to approve same-sex marriage legislation, making Illinois the 15th state in the nation to allow the measure.
 

The Legislature is expected to adjourn Thursday and will reconvene in January if no special session days are scheduled. 

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