Gambling, Funding Request Protest on Wednesday Agenda

By: AP
By: AP

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) -- Illinois lawmakers are returning to the state capitol for a second day of their annual fall veto session.

After getting off to a sputtering start Tuesday, the schedule on Wednesday is shaping up to include a hearing on gambling and more requests by state agencies for additional funds.

Horsemen and officials from the Illinois racetracks want lawmakers to authorize a law that allows for online betting. And lawmakers are reviving talks on a larger gambling bill that stalled this spring.

Tuesday also saw a gay marriage rally as part of an effort to make such unions legal in Illinois.

Lawmakers have yet to address the state's $97 billion pension shortfall and tax incentives aimed at keeping Archer Daniels Midland Company's global headquarters in Illinois.


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