109th District Republican State Representative Darren Bailey is asking Governor J.B. Pritzger to call the General Assembly into special session in Springfield to address what he called a growing number of issues that need to be dealt with by lawmakers. The scheduled fall veto session was cancelled due to COVID-19 concerns with suggestions it occur before the new General Assembly convenes in January. Bailey noted that continued coronavirus outbreaks in veterans state facilities, continued problems with the Illinois Department of Employment Security handling unemployment claims and a backlog of FOID card renewals are some pressing matters that need action. Bailey says that the governor has the authority to call the legislature into session and should do so in the near future.