Sen. Andy Manar, D-Bunker Hill, right, talks to Sen. David Koehler, D-Peoria, center, and Sen. Daniel Biss, D-Skokie, left, while on the Senate floor during session at the Illinois State Capitol Thursday, March 3.
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Democrats Send Union Negotiation Bill To Rauner

The Illinois Senate, led by Democrats, has approved legislation that would let an outside arbitrator settle state-employee wages and working conditions if talks reach an impasse.  It passed by a 38-17 vote Thursday and now heads to Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner's desk. He vetoed an identical proposal last year.

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