Rauner also urged lawmakers to act quickly to authorize $230 million to rebuild the post-Civil War era veterans home, including replacing aging water pipes that the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention contends may be the source of bacterial contamination.
“We need that bill to pass,” Rauner said, adding “that bill should have been sent to my desk already.”
“For the legislation, the General Assembly’s meeting today. They’ve been meeting every day. They could get this done, like today, tomorrow,” he said.
They need a few more days than that.
The administration-backed bill authorizing the money was introduced Wednesday. The House and Senate need three days each to pass a new bill.
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