Last day of veto session

ILLINOIS (WCIA) -- Thursday was the last day of veto session at the Capitol. Lawmakers won't return until the new year.

The Senate met for a few hours with a full day. They voted on some last minute bills, finished sexual harassment training and women in the Senate created a new caucus.

One bill which passed would help monitor people who go to multiple doctors for the same prescription, or "doctor shopping." It passed overwhelmingly and should help curb the opioid crisis.

Women of the Senate formed a bipartisan Women's Caucus. In the wake of sexual harassment claims and women having larger roles in government, it was the perfect time to form it. Goals of the group are to encourage good faith negotiations and develop policies to strongly impact women.

One bill the Senate failed to override was equal pay legislation. Part of the bill would have prevent employers from asking workers about previous wage history.

Both chambers return to session at the end of January. 


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