( KTRS ) Illinois House lawmakers have failed to override Governor Bruce Rauner’s senior-care veto
The measure that failed to pass Tuesday, would have ensured that seniors who get at-home or institutional care, continue to receive it after the Rauner administration changed the assessment method for deciding eligibility. Likely, it would have meant fewer would qualify as Rauner tries to save money.
Rauner vetoed the bill last week, limiting care to institutional or in-home – not both. Rep. Greg Harris, a Chicago Democrat, wanted both available. The House also failed to restore full funding for state-subsidized child care for low-income working parents.
The House is next due in Springfield on Dec. 2. But Senate President John Cullerton says that he’ll only call senators back to take substantive action. Otherwise, he says senators will next meet in session in 2016.