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State Senate President John Cullerton says the veto session was a success, despite the fact that there are several hot button issues still on the table. 

[audio:rddSuxess.mp3]Cullerton on Veto Session[/audio]

Giving tax breaks to major corporations is just one of the issues left on the table.  Pension reform and gaming are others.  Lawmakers are still trying to work out an agreement on gaming.  They're also working out budget issues to avert a massive layoff plan.  Lawmakers did however send Governor Pat Quinn bills that will pay the state's regional superintendents and restructure more than two-billion-dollars worth of unemployment insurance debt owed to the federal government.  They'll be back in Springfield November 29th.

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