(AP) _ Gov. Pat Quinn has vetoed legislation that would have cut the number of free days in half that museums and aquariums are required to offer every year. Quinn vetoed the bill on Tuesday. The General Assembly sent it to the governor in June. It would have cut the mandatory number of free days for Illinois residents annually to 26 from 52. Quinn wrote a letter to lawmakers explaining his veto, saying that Illinois' museums and aquariums ``are not just for tourists visiting on the weekends.'' The governor says limiting the number of free days would disproportionately limit access for lower income families. The governor says many Illinois families can only visit museums on the 52 days they are open free of charge.
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