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.

On this edition of Illinois Lawmakers, host Jak Tichenor talks with House Revenue and Commerce Committee Chairman John Bradley (D-Marion) and Representative Darlene Senger (R-Naperville) about attempts to pay down billions in back bills owed by the state and a new push by House lawmakers to draft their own version of a pension reform plan to address the state’s estimated $95-billion unfunded pension liability.

Later, Senate Gaming Committee Chairman Terry Link (D-Waukegan) and Assistant Senate Republican Leader Bill Brady (R-Bloomington) discuss the latest developments in trying to approve a major gaming expansion now that Governor Pat Quinn and Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel appear to have settled many of their differences over a proposed Chicago casino. Capitolfax.com editor and publisher Rich Miller leads off this week’s program with analysis of the veto session.

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