State lawmakers work through Memorial Day weekend on unresolved issues

By WEEK Producer

May 26, 2013 Updated May 27, 2013 at 12:22 PM CDT

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. -- The Memorial Day holiday was not a day of rest for state lawmakers.

That's because a number of critical issues remain unresolved that will affect the future of Illinois and its residents.

This is the final week of the scheduled legislative session.

State House members convened for rare Sunday session in Springfield, meeting for less than two hours.

Among the hot-button topics are same sex marriage and concealed carry, not to mention pension reform and the budget.

Governor Quinn proposed cutting $400 million dollars from education spending in his budget.

However, Capitol Fax is reporting House and Senate Democrats have agreed on a proposed budget that would keep education funding at the same level.

There are dueling pension reform bills in both chambers to address the system's nearly $100 billion dollars in unfunded liabilities.

The House and Senate will both be in session Monday.

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