It's the final week of veto session and lawmakers still haven't figured out how to pay the state's 44 regional superintendents. The elected officials have been working for free since July 1st. Lawmakers are expected to vote on a proposal tomorrow that will allow the officials to be paid out of local funds instead of the state's general revenue fund.
As of late last week, that proposal was still 12 votes shy of making it through the House. The gaming bill is also expected to come up for a vote this week as well as a plan to avert 19-hundred layoffs for state workers. Lawmakers will also vote on a proposal that will provide major tax relief for some of the state's major companies, including the Chicago Mercantile Exchange. The veto session runs Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday this week.