Online sales are less than one-half of 1 percent of the lottery’s total take. The bill has passed the Senate Executive Committee.
“It’s time to reconstitute the board and have a rough geographic balance and give the Senate and the governor an opportunity to reset,” Bill Haine said.
Senate Minority Leader Christine Radogno (R-Lemont) is sponsoring the bill. She says the light emitted from tanning beds is a Class 1 carcinogen.
While not ruling out anything, Sen. Terry Link said it would be similar to his previous proposal of five new casinos.
Christine Radogno says the lame duck session didn’t live up to the hype; “a lot of expectation, and not a lot of substance happened.”
While the bill passed along party lines, even one of the “no” voters says people had better get ready for a different world.
The proposal to extend marriage rights to same-sex couples will get a committee hearing but there aren’t currently enough votes to pass it on the floor.
Earlier today, Lt. Gov. Shelia Simon urged Illinoisans to contact their legislators and encourage them to vote in favor of the legislation.
The bill that would have allowed a private company to discriminate by not hiring smokers. They upheld the governor’s veto of the bill.
The Senate will be in session three days, Wednesday through Friday, and the House for three days, next Sunday through Tuesday (Jan. 6-8).