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Some lawmakers want to lose lame duck

ILLINOIS -- Leaders in the state house are pushing for an end to a popular way of getting controversial laws passed.
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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