Now that the election is behind us, it’s back to work in Springfield and Washington. The upcoming annual veto session in Springfield is a lot like the lame duck session of congress in Washington, where lingering issues need to be addressed. In Springfield, the budget is the big topic, of course, but Chris Mooney, Dir of the Institute of Government and Public Policy at the U of I, says the continuing battle between Governor Rauner and Speaker Madigan likely means no real progress on resolving the States financial crisis.
Meanwhile, in Washington there is still hope for a vote on the Trans-Pacific Partnership, or TPP, in the lame duck session. Jenny Hopkinson follows ag and rural issues for the website POLITICO.
Jenny Hopkinson of POLITO. Also, watch for a full change of cabinet and agency appointments with a change of administration in DC.