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Gov Vetoes Cuts In Museum Free Days

Wed, 14 Aug 2013 04:24:47 CDT

     Governor Pat Quinn has vetoed legislation that would have cut the number of free days in half that museums and aquariums are required to offer every year. The measure would cut the number of free days in half to 26 per year:

"I think we should make these special places, these museums that are world renowned as available as possible."
Quinn made those comments at the Illinois State Fair. The Governor's veto messaged says Illinois' museums and aquariums "are not just for tourists visiting on the weekends."   The governor says limiting the number of free days would disproportionately limit access for lower income families.

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