Gaming Proposal Fails In House
(Springfield, IL) -- It's a no-go for more gambling in Illinois, at least for now. Lawmakers attempted to incorporate some of Governor Quinn's suggestions into a new version of the gambling expansion bill but it came up two votes shy of what it needed to pass the House yesterday. Quinn wanted stronger oversight of gambling along with restrictions on campaign contributions and a complete removal of slots at racetracks. The revised version reduced slots and tightened oversight but did not address campaign contributions. Sponsor Lou Lang says he's going to keep working on the bill and may call it for another vote today.
More Double Dipping Into Pension Funds
(Chicago, IL) -- A loophole in the state's pension code allows some public workers to dip into multiple pension funds at the same time but lawmakers are working fast to address the issue. State senators unanimously pushed a bill out of committee yesterday that prohibits double dipping. Dozens of former