Gov, lawmakers talk unfinished business

September 9, 2009 3:19:40 PM PDT
Top legislative leaders met with Governor Pat Quinn to discuss the upcoming veto session.They all left the meeting at the Thompson Center reporting progress in the unfinished business from last legislative session.

Governor Quinn issued about a dozen vetoes and used his amendatory veto power to change more than 50 other bills.

Leaders say their top priorities when they return in mid-October is to work on a reform bill, passing college scholarships and making sure state workers continue to have health care.

The governor reports the state is still about $4-billion in the hole.

He said he doesn't expect a bill to increase the state income tax to come up in the veto session.


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