#3201 - Fall Veto Session

The fall veto session came to a close without action on the Illinois budget crisis.

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Same Sex Marriage Approved but More Work Remains on Pensions

Illinois Lawmakers approved same sex marriage during the fall veto session but may return to the Capitol after Thanksgiving if a compromise is reached on pension reform.  On this edition of Illinois Lawmakers, host Jak Tichenor talks with newly-elected House Republican Leader Jim Durkin of Western Springs about his priorities after assuming the leadership of the 47-member House GOP caucus.

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Illinois Lawmakers Fall Veto Session

All eyes are now on January’s “lame duck” session of the Illinois General Assembly now that lawmakers have adjourned the fall veto session one day early this week with lots of issues still unresolved.

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Southern Illinois Lawmakers React to 2011 Fall Veto Session

Illinois lawmakers are home for the holidays after approving tax breaks to keep Chicago’s financial exchanges and Sears in the state while providing tax relief for the working poor. There was also agreement to save nearly 2,000 jobs at seven state facilities around Illinois, but no movement on a massive gambling expansion plan for the state’s casino and horse racing industries. Both decisions were reached during the Illinois General Assembly’s Fall 2011 Veto Session.

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