Student Loans, Guns On Agenda As Veto Session Begins In Springfield

Oct 24, 2017
Originally published on October 23, 2017 2:40 pm

Illinois state lawmakers are on their way back to Springfield.

The annual fall veto session begins Tuesday. The General Assembly could take up as many as 33 bills that Gov. Bruce Rauner rejected.

Attorney General Lisa Madigan is pushing greater protections for people with student loan debt.

“The student loan bill of rights has commonsense measures to ensure that Illinois student borrowers can best manage and repay their loans," Madigan said.

Other vetoed bills would gradually increase Illinois’ minimum wage, promote transparency in government debt, and require students to be taught cursive writing.

Some Democratic lawmakers are also pushing gun control legislation following the shooting in Las Vegas. One measure would ban “bump stocks,” which allow semi-automatic rifles to fire more like fully automatic weapons. Another would ban future sales of military-style guns.

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