It could be a big week for lawmakers in Springfield this week. They're expected to vote on several issues during veto session, including gay marriage, concealed carry, gambling expansion, and allowing illegal immigrants to get driver's licenses. The pension issue is also still on the table but lawmakers are expected to hold off on that vote until early January.
State employees could have their salaries capped as lawmakers look to get the budget under control. A House committee will meet today to discuss the plan, which would set limits on wage increases for union workers. The idea began circulating last year as the government employees union contract was about to expire. They've been at the bargaining table with Governor Quinn for nearly a year without reaching a compromise. Governor Quinn finally cancelled the contract last week after claiming the union won't give up on the idea of pay raises.