The veto arrives after the Illinois State Assembly approved the legislation in May.
Illinois General Assembly
Monday, September 12, 2011
Tuesday, May 31, 2011
Legislature passes budget; pension reform will wait.
An Illinois state budget that will reduce spending by approximately $3 billion from the last fiscal year passed the state Senate Monday night and will go to Gov. Patrick Quinn for his signature. The spending plan is $1 billion less than Quinn originally proposed. The total budget package for the 2012 fiscal year, which begins July 1, is $59.1 billion, according to information provided by state Senate President John J. Cullerton’s (D-Chicago) office. Despite the cuts, local legislators felt the process was painful but more open and bipartisan than in the past. Debate was difficult but it produced the best possible results in a difficult economy, state Sen. Susan Garrett (D-Lake Forest) said. “You may not agree with the outcome, but there…
Tuesday, October 19, 2010
State Rep. John D'Amico says he's proud of his record working with teen safety advocates to reform driver licensing laws.
In six years in the Illinois House, John D'Amico sees his effort to reform driving safety laws, particularly those governing teenage drivers, as his major accomplishment. He is running unopposed for his fourth term in the House, where he has served the 15th district since 2004. The district includes a portion of southeastern Niles and a portion of the Northwest Side of Chicago. D'Amico has worked with Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White, whose office administers drivers licenses, and sponsored legislation that strengthened the Graduated Drivers Licensing Program in Illinois. Graduated programs require new teen drivers to meet various requirements before graduating to the next level of responsibility in driving. The graduated program …