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