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Rauner wins labor fight; Illinois House fails override

Gov. Bruce Rauner won a victory over a Democratic majority Wednesday when the Illinois House failed to override his veto of legislation designed to prevent a strike or lockout if union contract negotiations break down. Democrats under House Speaker Michael Madigan of Chicago voted 68-34 to reverse Rauner's rejection of the measure that would give an independent arbitrator power to decide who wins if there's an impasse in negotiations between the administration and the state's largest employee union. To become law, the legislation needed a three-fifths majority of 71 votes. The vote marked a key showdown between the General Assembly's pro-union majority and the...

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