The Majority Report 11/12/18 - Lawmakers look to reject governor's vetoes


Lawmakers look to reject governor’s vetoes

Illinois Senate ChambersLawmakers are set to return to Springfield this week to take up overrides of various measures vetoed by the governor. Among the vetoes that could be overridden:

Crosscheck: The governor vetoed a plan to end Illinois’ participation in the controversial Crosscheck voter registration system. Senate Bill 2273 is sponsored by State Senator Kwame Raoul (D-Chicago).

Tobacco 21: Lawmakers may seek to override a veto of a plan to raise the legal age to purchase cigarettes and tobacco products to 21 from 18. Senate Bill 2332 is sponsored by State Senator Julie Morrison (D-Deerfield).

VOICES Act: A measure to require law enforcement officials to complete immigration paperwork within 90 days for victims who help police bring criminals to justice was vetoed by the governor in August. The plan is sponsored by Senate President John Cullerton.

Also on the schedule for veto session is Wednesday’s Senate hearing regarding ethylene oxide emissions at the Sterigenics plant in west suburban Willowbrook.

The fall veto session takes place Nov. 13-15 and Nov. 27-29 in Springfield.


Illinois at 200

On This Day, Nov. 7, 1916To mark the countdown to Illinois’ bicentennial on Dec. 3, all this year the Illinois Senate Democratic Caucus has published daily tributes to the people, places and events that have helped forge the state’s rich history.

From inventors and entertainers to our communities and the Capitol, Illinois has a lot to celebrate.

Last week’s bicentennial countdown featured the election of John Altgeld as governor in 1892, the election of Gov. Frank Lowden in 1916 and the election of Gov. Jim Thompson, Illinois’ longest-serving governor, in 1978.

To find all of our historical vignettes, visit I Like Illinois online, on Facebook and on Twitter. #IllinoisProud


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