Results of major legislative issues
Here are the results of major legislative issues from the session that ended Friday in the Illinois General Assembly:
A bill enacting the strictest regulation of hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, was passed by both houses and sent to the governor.
A bill enacting concealed carry for weapons was passed by both houses and sent to the governor.
Pension reform was not approved.
A bill shifting pension costs over time to colleges and universities, though it passed the House, failed in the Senate.
Gay marriage was not approved.
An expansion of gambling was not approved.
The budget for higher education will stay essentially the same as a year ago.
An economic development bill for projects across the state, including a proposed fertilizer plant in Tuscola, were approved and sent to the governor.