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August 30, 2014, 9:11 am
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Chances For Meaningful Action In Veto Session Remain Uncertain


Legislative leaders are trying to lower expectations about what might get done on pension reform during the second half of the fall veto session. 

 

A pension proposal has been in the works for weeks, and there has been speculation that it could be brought for a vote.  But new House Republican leader Jim Durkin is among those who think it may take more time to craft a bill that can pass.

 

A historic vote could be looming this week in the Illinois House on a bill to legalize same-sex marriage.  Or it might not happen after all. 

 

The bill’s lead sponsor, Representative Greg Harris, posted on Facebook late last week that he’s, quote, “counting noses and twisting arms.”  But Harris hasn’t committed to calling the bill for a vote yet, and says he won’t unless he’s confident he has the votes to pass it.

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