Emanuel calls on Quinn to work on gambling, other agenda items (Chicago Tribune)

November 14, 2012 – Mayor Rahm Emanuel said today he hopes Gov. Pat Quinn will be a part of agreements on gambling expansion and other important agenda items in Springfield, despite a veto-proof majority in the General Assembly that might enable fellow Democrats to sidestep the governor. “I think it’s time for Springfield to work on a number of subjects, and the governor has to be a part of that,” Emanuel said, when asked whether he would try to cut deals with lawmakers independent of Quinn. The mayor cited a casino in Chicago as one of the contentious issues he wants to see resolved. Quinn blocked an Emanuel-backed bill that would have created a license for a city-owned Chicago casino last year by refusing to sign it at a time Democrats did not have enough votes to override him without Republican help. “My number one issue in the legislature is getting pension reform, we must get this done in a bi-partisan way,” Quinn said Tuesday.

Link to Full Article: http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/chi-emanuel-calls-on-quinn-to-work-on-gambling-other-agenda-items-20121113,0,3271673.story

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