Illinois lawmakers have overridden Governor Pat Quinn's veto of legislation that addresses so-called Smart Grid technology. The House voted yesterday to again approve the bill. Quinn vetoed the measure on May 6th, saying it weakened oversight and forced automatic rate hikes.

The Senate has voted to override Governor Pat Quinn's veto of so-called Smart Grid technology. Quinn vetoed the bill earlier this month, claiming it undermined oversight and would force automatic rate hikes. Senate President John Cullerton disputed those claims. The bill now heads to the House.

Illinois State Sen. John J. Cullerton (D) (L)
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