SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Democrats looked poised to rule almost unchallenged in the Illinois Capitol after winning veto-proof majorities in the House and Senate last fall.
But with intraparty divisions surfacing, it hasn't been that easy at all.
As the clock ticks down toward the end of the session Friday, Democrats are disagreeing among themselves on some of the biggest issues still on the table.
Among the topics yet to be resolved are the nation's worst pension crisis, the public possession of guns, gay marriage and gambling expansion.
Rep. Greg Harris is a Chicago Democrat. He says it's tough because Democrats come from different areas of the state and represent different interests and constituencies.
Harris says the remaining issues would be big things to tackle on their own, "much less all at one time."
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