Gov. Rauner wins some, loses some, during veto session

SPRINGFIELD, IL – (Greg Bishop, Illinois News Newtork.  Please click on the link above for the full story.  Here is an excerpt below)

Overall, Gov. Bruce Rauner is winning the veto game, though more than a dozen of his vetoes were overridden in the past two weeks.

The governor did get some major victories in the legislative veto session that ended Thursday, including his veto of a bill that would have criminalized the creation of local right to work zones and another that sought to increase the state’s minimum wage to nearly double the federal minimum. The minimum wage hike legislation never came up for an override vote.

Rauner did lose on a host of other measures. The governor said Thursday it proves reforming Illinois will continue to be an uphill battle.

“I vetoed some bills that were harmful to the people,” Rauner said. “Some we succeeded at protecting the people of Illinois and some we didn’t. We just gotta keep working.”

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