Illinois House overrides veto of FOIA legislation

Submitted by LDieringer on Fri, 11/21/2014 - 4:38pm

The Illinois House has voted to override Gov. Pat Quinn's veto of legislation that allows governments to charge higher fees for large public records requests.

Legislators voted 77-36 on Wednesday to override the veto. It now goes to the Illinois Senate, where it will require a three-fifths vote to override.

The Legislature approved the measure during the spring session. Quinn vetoed it, saying it would reduce transparency. Continue>>>