(Moline, IL) -- State Senator Mike Jacobs says lawmakers are prepared to overrule Governor Quinn on many of the issues he rejected this year. One of the issues likely to come up for debate this week is the controversial gaming bill that Quinn has threatened to veto.
The gaming legislation never reached the governor's desk because of his threats to veto it. He recently announced somewhat of a gaming compromise, saying he'll allow five new casinos but no slots at fairgrounds and airports. Taking slots out of the proposal pretty much kills the bill. Some downstate lawmakers say they won't support any gaming measure that doesn't benefit the agriculture community. Jacobs says he isn't sure how the gaming bill will fare during veto session.