What is touted as landmark, comprehensive legislation to attack Illinois’ heroin problem has survived the Governor’s veto, so far. Governor Bruce Rauner, while praising the idea of turning addicts into recovering addicts and not prison inmates, used his amendatory veto power to cut $15-million of a Medicaid-funded component out of the bill. The House overrode that veto by a vote of 105-5.
State Representative Dwight Kay (R-Glen Carbon) says this is one of the best pieces of legislation he has seen.
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The bill now moves to the Senate for another override vote.