Lawmakers are due back in Springfield next week for the fall veto session and there are a lot of storylines that are playing out at the Capitol. The six-day veto session is set to begin Tuesday with a few items on the docket including congressional district maps, corrections to the clean energy bill, rebates for buying an electric car that applies to all of Illinois and not just Chicago. Governor JB Pritzker says they are cleaning up some language in the bill.
Another big topic of discussion has been the state’s parental notification act for abortions. While it is not included yet, Governor Pritzker feels that it will be included in the veto act and he wants to repeal it.
One other topic that may come up is the State’s Health Care Right of Conscious Act, which has been cited by some in hopes of avoiding the COVID-19 vaccine mandate for workers.
Speaking of COVID 19, Governor Pritzker also says the state will continue to fight lawsuits over state COVID-19 mandates. While a number of suits have been filed, Governor Pritzker defends his mandates.
As of Friday, there were 206 classroom outbreaks in Illinois in Grades K-12 and 28 traced back to school sports. The Governor calls the people who want to file lawsuits unsafe.
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