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William McCann

Window of opportunity or funhouse mirror?

Window of opportunity or funhouse mirror?

I think on Aug. 19 a new and brief window of opportunity opened that could finally help wrap up this long and drawn out legislative overtime session. But that window will only be open for 15 calendar days, the time the state constitution gives each legislative chamber to vote on a veto override. Allow me to explain. I spoke with some Rauner folks last week and are they ever on the warpath about the Senate's Aug, 19 override of the governor's veto of the AFSCME bill, which would prevent a strike by state workers or them being locked out and would require binding arbitration after an impasse is reached in collective bargaining. The House has 15 days from that date to take...

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