State Lawmakers Return to Springfield for Veto Session

State Lawmakers Return to Springfield for Veto Session

SPRINGFIELD — State lawmakers return to Springfield on Tuesday for the first day of the annual veto session.

Similar to four years ago legislators return with the prospect of a different governor being sworn in just over two months from now.

Unlike four years ago, the new governor will be a Democrat who will be working with Democratic majorities in the House and Senate that grew even larger on election day.

There are plenty of items on the agenda including raising the minimum salary paid to school teachers and possibly raising the age to legally purchase tobacco to 21.

Lawmakers say the change to the governor’s office will alter the atmosphere at the capitol.

The veto session is scheduled for Tuesday through Thursday of this week and three more days at the end of the month.