Some lawmakers want to lose lame duck

Published 02/05 2014 09:44AM

Updated 02/05 2014 09:46AM

ILLINOIS -- Leaders in the state house are pushing for an end to a popular way of getting controversial laws passed. The leader of the house Republicans filed a bill Tuesday to end lame duck sessions.

It's the nickname for terms after an election, but before new lawmakers take over. In 2011's lame duck session, lawmakers ended the death penalty, passed civil unions and increased income taxes by 67%.

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