One area lawmaker would like to see outgoing lawmakers be able to impose as little of their will on the people of the state as possible. State Representative Dwight Kay of Glen Carbon recently introduced legislation that will effectively eliminate a lame duck session loophole that only requires legislation be passed with a simple majority.
It would only be in effect in odd-numbered years, when the sitting General Assembly is approaching the end of its work, pointing to the 67-percent tax increase that was passed during a lame-duck session back in 2011. He says several other lawmakers have passed similar bills
The driver's licenses for illegal immigrants law was also approved in this year's lame duck session. Kay says that will cost Illinois taxpayers an estimated $800,000 to implement.