SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) - Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner has vetoed a bill that would end the state's participation in a multistate voter registration system critics say is inaccurate and vulnerable to hackers. The Interstate Voter Registration Crosscheck Program is run through the Kansas secretary of state's office and is aimed at flagging duplicate voter registrations across state lines. In his veto message Tuesday, Rauner said the legislation hinders Illinois' efforts to combat fraudulent voting.
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) - Gov. Bruce Rauner has signed into law measures aimed at replacing troublesome housing units at the Quincy veterans' home. The Republican took action Tuesday to speed up the process for rebuilding dormitories and replacing plumbing that breed bacteria that causes Legionnaires' disease. It allows the state to combine the processes for designing and building with one firm instead of seeking bids separately. Legionnaires' has contributed to the deaths of 13 residents since 2015.
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) - Gov. Bruce Rauner says he was "deeply troubled" by President Donald Trump's seeming support for Russia and President Vladimir Putin in public comments. The Republican governor told reporters Tuesday that "we should not be defending the Russians' behavior" and that "Putin is a brutal dictator." Trump on Tuesday clarified his comments in Helsinki. He says he misspoke when said he didn't believe Russia interfered with the 2016 U.S. election and dismissed U.S. intelligence officials' findings.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - California and 17 other states that sued the Trump administration over its decision to cut off Affordable Care Act subsidies say a workaround has largely succeeded. The assessment came in a court filing late Monday in which the states asked U.S. Judge Vince Chhabria to put their lawsuit on hold. The states say they have protected subsidized consumers by allowing insurers to raise premiums on some plans offered on health care exchanges.
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