Next week, state legislators will gather once more in Springfield for the last three days of the annual fall Veto Session. Last week the Veto Session concluded without substantial action on the vetoed bills. Instead, the Illinois Senate chose to address alternative measures, which are now heading to the House of Representatives for further consideration. With much left on the legislative agenda for the people of Illinois, lawmakers are gearing up for the final stretch of the Veto Session, beginning on Nov. 7.
Senate Republicans are focused on using the last week of the Veto Session to continue to try to save the Invest in Kids scholarship program, which provides tax credits for donations to scholarships given to low-income families to allow them to send their children to a school of their choice. Additionally, the senators are pushing for a legislative solution to the Governor’s veto of a bill that would have ended the moratorium on nuclear power plant construction.