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Illinois House debates a veto Wednesday

Posted by wlpo on August 30, 2015

The Illinois House is expected to debate Wednesday whether to override Governor Bruce Rauner’s veto of a bill that would send public sector labor impasses to binding arbitration.  Rauner has called it the “worst bill in Illinois history.”  He condemned senators who voted to override and he is now urging House members to uphold his veto.

Advocates on either side are speaking out.

“The arbitration process itself,” says, Keith Turney of the Fraternal Order of Police, “many times gets the parties to act in a more reasonable nature and prevent them from even going to arbitration.”  Republican commentator Dan Proft, speaking for the Illinois Opportunity Project said, ” The governor is the duly elected representative of the people, and the governor should be the one who is negotiating contracts with public-sector unions.”

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