IL Lawmakers Set to Override Quinn's Gun Changes
SPRINGFIELD, IL - Illinois lawmakers are expected to return to Springfield this week to override Governor Pat Quinn's changes to a gun bill. This is the same day they will ignore a deadline the Governor set to fix the state's estimated $100 billion pension problem.
Tension is rising and patience are falling between Governor Quinn and the legislature as the state's two highest-profile public policy issues enter center stage.
The governor has never been particularly close to the powerbrokers in Springfield, but the grousing between them now has broken into the open. Political experts say it could be a hindrance as they try to forge important agreements.
Lawmakers say they're "disgusted" with Quinn's last-minute meddling on guns and accuse him of "pandering" to voters. Quinn accuses them of dragging their feet on pensions and selling out to the gun lobby.