The Illinois Senate wrapped up the final week of the fall Veto Session on December 2 after advancing a major police and fire fighter pension reform measure, a massive gaming expansion, a controversial civil unions measure and small changes to the state’s redistricting process.

Meanwhile, Senator Tim Bivins said legislation was blocked on a mainly partisan roll call that would have employed a top to bottom review of state programs to determine if taxpayer dollars are being spent effectively.

Also during the week, Senate Republican Leader Christine Radogno of Lemont asked Governor Pat Quinn to provide lawmakers with more information on the recent extension of his taxpayer-subsidized "Put Illinois to Work" program, and two special Senate committees began working on workers' compensation and Medicaid reforms." />

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