Illinois State Representative Dave McSweeney

In a stunning move, the Illinois House on Monday voted 72-43 to override Rauner’s veto of the Chicago police and fire pension bill that had sparked a war of words between the Republican governor and Emanuel. The action came just hours after the Illinois Senate voted 39-19 to override the bill. It will now become law. It comes at the same time the legislature is struggle to come up with a budget.

Illinois State Representive Dave McSweeney joined John to explain why he broke with the party line to override Governor Rauner’s veto of the pension bill.