When the leaves start to turn, for state lawmakers, that
means fall veto session is right around the corner.
And this year there is a lot on their to do list.
So we hit the streets to find out what you want to see them
get done first.
"I want them to get working on the pension and
basically just get working on budget and get things straightened out,"
said one woman.
"Pensions I mean sure it's up there but...for me I
think they really need to worry about funding the schools. It's important for
our kids," said one man.
We spoke with State Representative Raymond Poe to find out
if any of that will happen.
"It seems like everything's always about the budget,"
In the fall lawmakers spend a lot of time dishing out some
extra money to state programs that find their budgets coming up too short.
But Poe said he's not sure yet where any of that money could
go this year.
State retiree healthcare will also be a big topic of
Eligibility changed — leaving retirees with more questions
"Every legislator around the state has begetting a call
from their retiree," said Poe.
That's why there will be hearings next week to figure out
exactly what the changes will mean for your health and your wallet.
A special committee has been working all summer on a
solution with the hopes of having a deal ready when lawmakers return to Springfield.
But they said that's not looking too promising."
"It's just another one of those things that gets hung
up on politics and some people don't think we ever ought to let a crisis go by
with out trying to do something and i think sometimes we're rushing into those
things that take years and years and years to get hre and you're not gonna cure
it in one year," said Poe.
Other issues like same–sex marriage and gun control are
likely to come up too.
But Poe said when it comes to session — you never know.
"Always something pops up at the last minute and I'm
sure that's gonna happen," he said.
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