Lawmakers return to Capitol for legislative session

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SPRINGFIELD - Lawmakers are returning to the Illinois State Capitol to begin the first of two remaining legislative session under current governor Pat Quinn.

Several pieces of legislation could be discussed during this session, including issues that have been vetoed by Quinn.  However, rules are stricter when considering legislation that has been vetoed, and will need a three-fifths majority to take effect immediately.

House Speaker Michael Madigan says he plans to separate the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum from a state agency, and another lawmaker says he'll attempt to override Quinn's veto of ridesharing legislation.  Quinn is also wanting an increase in Illinois' minimum wage.

Both Quinn and Governor-elect Bruce Rauner plan to make appearances in Springfield throughout the week.
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