Lawmakers finished the first week of the fall Veto Session passing “smart- grid” legislation, as work continues on other major issues, such as pension reform, gaming and business tax incentives.

Also during the week, the Commission on Government Forecasting and Accountability (COGFA) issued a favorable opinion for four state facilities the Quinn Administration is seeking to close.

On October 27, members of COGFA issued opinions against the proposed closure of four of the seven state facilities sought by the Quinn Administration.

The majority of COGFA members voted in favor of the facilities, which include Jack Mabley Developmental Center in Dixon, Singer Mental Health Center in Rockford, Chester Mental Health Center, and Illinois Youth Center at Murphysboro. However, while the vote is favorable for the facilities, the Governor’s Administration will ultimately make the final decision about closing the facilities." />

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