Illinois Lawmakers Wrap Up 1st Veto Session Week

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Illinois lawmakers finished the first week of their fall session with plenty of work left on the table for the second week.

They’ll return to the state Capitol in November facing gambling expansion, salaries for regional school superintendents and tax breaks for Chicago’s major financial exchanges.

The Illinois House rejected a plan Wednesday that would restore pay for regional superintendents by dipping into a local tax. That was the idea favored by Gov. Pat Quinn.

Lawmakers also postponed action on a gambling expansion bill based on Quinn’s ideas.

The idea of cutting taxes for Chicago financial exchanges is also on the table. But Republicans want tax breaks for other businesses, too, and Quinn hasn’t said whether he would sign it.

Copyright 2011 The Associated Press


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