Rauner prevails on major labor bill as Madigan fails to muster votes

MONIQUE GARCIA, RICK PEARSON, CHICAGO TRIBUNE

Gov. Bruce Rauner scored the biggest legislative win of his short tenure on Wednesday when Democratic House Speaker Michael Madigan fell three votes short in a bid to override the governor’s veto of a major labor bill.
Amid a high-stakes battle against a governor who has made weakening unions a cornerstone of his agenda, Democrats and their allies in organized labor were unable to prevail on legislation that would send stalemated state contract talks with union workers to arbitration if an impasse is reached. read more….