SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) – Illinois lawmakers will attempt to override vetoes from Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner in the coming weeks during their brief, annual fall session.
One veto lawmakers are expected to try to overturn is legislation to automatically register eligible voters when they visit certain government agencies, like the Department of Human Services and the Secretary of State. The idea passed with overwhelming bipartisan support but Rauner vetoed it in August citing concerns about fraud.
Lawmakers will be in session this week for three days beginning Tuesday. They’ll return for three more days the week after Thanksgiving.
They’re not limited to considering vetoes when they’re in session and Rauner has asked them to work on ending a 16-month budget stalemate. He plans to meet with legislative leaders Tuesday morning.