The Illinois Senate is saying 'no' to a piece of the governor's ethics reform package, but it's not the major piece.

The Illinois Senate is saying 'no' to a piece of the governor's ethics reform package, but it's not the major piece.


The Senate voted 55-0 Monday to override his veto of Senate Bill 2190.


Blagojevich proposed barring state and local government employees from giving political donations to statewide constitutional officers and lawmakers. But critics have said that's too onerous a change.


"The governor's veto basically had no rational point of view why he vetoed it," said Sen. Terry Link, D-Waukegan, in pushing for the override.


The move to reverse the governor's changes now goes to the House. It's one of several bills where the governor's vetoes are being overridden by the Senate.


The Senate still expects to vote Monday on what they came back to town to do - reverse the governor's changes on a ban on political donations by large-dollar contractors.


State Capitol Bureau