Democratic majorities remake Illinois' legislative landscape
CHICAGO – A huge election night gave Illinois Democrats unprecedented power at the state Capitol, allowing them to set budgets, borrow money and override vetoes by the governor without any input from Republicans.
But bigger majorities won’t necessarily make legislative business headache-free for the Democrats.
The veto-proof control of both chambers they secured Tuesday night could give legislative leaders even more influence in negotiations with Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn, who at times has clashed with the General Assembly.
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