Few expectations of lawmaker session post-election in Illinois
Outgoing Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn says he’ll fight for a minimum wage hike before leaving office, but whether lawmakers follow through or pursue other issues before Republican governor-elect Bruce Rauner takes over is far from certain.
Rauner has asked lawmakers not to tackle major legislation before he’s in office. Some legislative leaders and experts predict that’ll be the case during this month’s veto session or the so-called lame-duck session in January.
But last-minute plans could materialize if Democrats decide to push proposals ahead of the tenure of Illinois’ first Republican governor in more than a decade.
So far, expectations for the veto session scheduled to start Nov. 19 are few. There’s a hearing on school funding. Also, a lawmaker says he’ll try to override of Quinn’s veto of ridesharing legislation.