Illinois legislators' fall veto session is getting underway, and already a bipartisan split is festering.
Democratic House Speaker Michael Madigan said Sunday a conflict prevented him from accepting an invitation to meet with the governor Monday.
The Democratic Senate President said he would not attend either, because it would not be productive without all four legislative leaders.
GOP Governor Bruce Rauner and the General Assembly's minority leaders met anyway.
Senate Republican Leader Christine Radogno called Democrats' absence disappointing.