SUBSCRIBE to Capitol Fax      Advertise Here      Mobile Version     Exclusive Subscriber Content     Updated Posts    Contact
CapitolFax.com
To subscribe to Capitol Fax, click here.
Late afternoon, early evening updates - 42-74-2. Quinn tax hike fails

Sunday, May 31, 2009

* 5:14 pm - The House is taking up the “Quinncome tax” plan. The plan brings in $4.5 billion in new income taxes. Listen or watch here.

* 5:22 pm - Rep. John Fritchey just said he won’t vote for this tax hike bill because it’s inadequate. He apparently prefers the Senate’s bill.

* 5:23 pm-Democratic Rep. Julie Hamos, who has become more vocal about her disatisfaction with Speaker Madigan’s leadership, was asked about Madigan’s leadership on the income tax issue. Watch…


* 5:24 pm - Once again Patterson is live-blogging a tax hike floor debate.

* 6:15 - 42-74-2. The 2 present votes were Will Davis and David Miller - the two top proponents of the Senate plan.

Rep Karen May seemed to speak in favor of the bill. “We need bridges and roads but we’re leaving people in the ditch” or something close to that. She voted “No.”

* 6:30 pm - The campaign finance reform bill is now up.

* 6:39 pm - Leader Currie said she will call the human services 50% cut appropriations bill…


- Posted by Rich Miller        


24 Comments
  1. - hmm - Sunday, May 31, 09 @ 5:29 pm:

    Can’t expect anything better from fritchey’ I guess.


  2. - Princess - Sunday, May 31, 09 @ 6:13 pm:

    will they now call the senate plan?


  3. - Jr - Sunday, May 31, 09 @ 6:14 pm:

    All you MJM fans here, his 6 year fight with Blago has cost him control of his HDems. They are all over the map and his family concern of trying to promote little Lisa is hurting all Dems. He has been down there too long (38 yrs, with 26 in leadership). Like Obama said in 08, Change we can believe in!


  4. - Brave souls? - Sunday, May 31, 09 @ 6:18 pm:

    Looking for 18 brave souls.


  5. - hmm - Sunday, May 31, 09 @ 6:21 pm:

    Wow, 74 people voted to release prisoners back onto the street… (cue ominous music)

    Going to be a long couple years.


  6. - Anonymous - Sunday, May 31, 09 @ 6:22 pm:

    Why did Rep. May vote No? didnt she give a speech in favor of the tax hike?


  7. - Bill - Sunday, May 31, 09 @ 6:23 pm:

    ==Looking for 18 brave souls.==
    Good luck with that.


  8. - DuPage Dave - Sunday, May 31, 09 @ 6:40 pm:

    I think most would agree that the circumstances this year- the first post-Blagojevich budget, a batch of “reform” bills, a huge deficit- are certainly unusual. However, my perception is that things are much more chaotic and disorganized than they need to be.

    Who stands to gain from huge budget cuts? No one. Who stands to gain from reducing state services? No one. Who stands to gain from laying off a few thousand state workers? No one. So why does this seem the direction we are heading?

    Quinn has come across as good-hearted but ineffective. Other than the day of his swearing in, Cullerton has yet to make a positive impression. And Madigan has failed to enhance the family name in any way.

    Is the problem simply that no one has Blagojevich to kick around anymore? It was easy for everyone to be united against him, but his absence serves to point out the lack of leadership across the board.

    Please prove me wrong, folks!


  9. - thurber - Sunday, May 31, 09 @ 6:47 pm:

    What happened or what is happening with the fumigation bill (SB1333)? I assume it was not called to the floor for a vote.


  10. - jimbo - Sunday, May 31, 09 @ 6:51 pm:

    The “R’s” stick together & stick it to state workers and citizens. They need to remember who it is that will put feet on the street at election time. Their fellow cacus members don’t vote for them.


  11. - Better late than never - Sunday, May 31, 09 @ 6:52 pm:

    Who’s the goofy trekkie and how did he get elected?


  12. - another cliff hanger - Sunday, May 31, 09 @ 6:54 pm:

    maybe those 750k people winters’ claims have left IL jumped on the Enterprise.


  13. - Bill - Sunday, May 31, 09 @ 6:57 pm:

    jimbo,
    Normally I would agree with you but this time it is entirely the dems fault. If Madigan was worried about his targets before he just created a whole bunch of new ones. I think he must think he can get them re-elected all by himself.
    Anyway, its still early yet. Anything can and probably will happen.


  14. - Anon - Sunday, May 31, 09 @ 7:00 pm:

    Are those trick questions Dave? Who stands to gain? How about every tax paying citizen of Illinois who will keep more of their hard earned money in their own pockets rather than wasted on an inefficient government that refuses to live within its means. Seems pretty simple to me.

    I posted in the last thread abut how we are already losing 40 to 50 percent of our wages to government taxation? How much is too much? What happens when this passes and revenue continues to fall because of a continued deterioration of the economy, business leaving the state, tax avoidance starts to run rampant? Is 8 percent okay? How about 10 percent? When does it end? And nobody seems to talk about the corporate rate hike. Do any of you realize that these taxes are passed right on through to the customer via increased prices? And in addition to that, we will be paying higher sales taxes on the higher prices we will be paying? Again, when does it end? How much is too much?


  15. - Six Degrees of Separation - Sunday, May 31, 09 @ 7:03 pm:

    Jimbo

    If the D’s were as unified, theyd’ve passed the budget and sent it to the guv with 10 votes to spare.


  16. - wordslinger - Sunday, May 31, 09 @ 7:12 pm:

    Hamos is getting some nice “North Shore Independent” image face-time.

    But it’s a beautiful, sunny spring day. Who’s watching?


  17. - DuPage Dave - Sunday, May 31, 09 @ 7:21 pm:

    Hey Anon- think up a name- it won’t cost you 40 to 50 percent of anything !!!


  18. - lake county democrat - Sunday, May 31, 09 @ 7:29 pm:

    I know it’s too good to last, but watching Hamos and the other 14 not go along with Madigan’s reform farce brightened my weekend as much as today’s sunny weather.


  19. - jimbo - Sunday, May 31, 09 @ 7:42 pm:

    We will hold the “D’s” accountable too. The days of any party thinking they will automatically have the vote of state workers is over. Blago made everyone start paying attention.


  20. - Patiently waiting - Sunday, May 31, 09 @ 7:55 pm:

    I can see some comments tomorrow already. Daddy may be working against his daughter. Message to MM: politics the way you knew it is over. Bring on change.


  21. - Steve - Sunday, May 31, 09 @ 8:40 pm:

    The choice is government cutting spending or families cutting spending to pay for the higher taxes. All House members who voted against the increase deserve our praise. It time to make cuts in government spending.


  22. - Bobs yer - Sunday, May 31, 09 @ 9:27 pm:

    sad way to govern, but I’ve always thought the best way to get good government is to reduce the available revenue. That way, they have to prioritize….what really needs to be funded?


  23. - Pot calling kettle - Sunday, May 31, 09 @ 9:41 pm:

    So when the cut bill is up for a vote, the R’s vote against! How do they propose we pay for such things?

    And, again, to all of you opposed to the tax hike and in favor of cuts. You have been enjoying a state funded by borrowing. The loans now need to be paid. You got the benefits, so quit complaining and pony up. (Even with huge cuts, the debts still need to be paid, and they are over $50 billion.) The other thing you need to do is go to wonkish.com, prepare your cut budget, and share it with the rest of us. Typing “cut” into a blog is easy, living the talk is not.


  24. - Truth - Sunday, May 31, 09 @ 9:57 pm:

    In the words of the great Rodney King Why can’t we all just get along?


Sorry, comments for this post are now closed.


* Afternoon news
* New TIF money to be declared a surplus?
* *** UPDATED 1x *** SERS seeks to delay state pension reform implementation
* Popped for pop
* Morning Shorts
* Rich went on vacation, and all we got was this lousy intern
* Proft explains himself
* SUBSCRIBERS ONLY - MJM crosstabs
* SUBSCRIBERS ONLY - Today's edition of Capitol Fax (use all CAPS in password)
* Yesterday's blog posts

Support CapitolFax.com
Visit our advertisers...

...............

...............

...............

...............

...............

...............


Search This Blog...

Search the 98th General Assembly By Bill Number
(example: HB0001)

Search the 98th General Assembly By Keyword

          
        * Google Glass one-day invitation-free sale quickly comes to a close
        * iPhone 6 display leak, Amazon phone leak, LG G3 render & more – Pocketnow Daily
        * BBC iPlayer now sports video downloads on most Android devices
        * HTC Sense 6 ROM for Nexus 5 now available
        * Windows Phone 8.1 GDR2 rumored to add additional hardware support
        * Smartphone kill switch to be adopted by Samsung, HTC, Apple, Nokia, Google, Microsoft, and more
        * This Site Predicts Your Success on Kickstarter

        * Extra-Bright LED Belt Could Save Lives
        * OnePlus One vs Sony Xperia Z2
        * Know Your Samsung Gear Compatibility
        * Samsung Gear Clock Trademark Discovered
        * Google Glass Android 4.4 KitKat Update Arrives
        * Cheaper Chevrolet Volt Could Arrive Soon
        * Samsung Galaxy S5 Vs .50 Caliber Rifle: Fight!

        * Robin Ventura vents about replay system after unsuccessful challenge
        * Big chill: Alexei motors home on walk-off error
        * Unlike previous seasons, Alexei catching fire
        * Ventura not pleased call at first base stands
        * White Sox 2, Red Sox 1: A win for the pitchers
        * Big chill: Alexei motors home on walk-off error
        * White Sox honored to don No. 42 on backs


        Main Menu
        Home
        Illinois
        YouTube
        Pundit rankings
        Obama
        Subscriber Content
        Durbin
        Burris
        Blagojevich Trial
        Advertising
        Updated Posts
        Polls

        Archives
        April 2014
        March 2014
        February 2014
        January 2014
        December 2013
        November 2013
        October 2013
        September 2013
        August 2013
        July 2013
        June 2013
        May 2013
        April 2013
        March 2013
        February 2013
        January 2013
        December 2012
        November 2012
        October 2012
        September 2012
        August 2012
        July 2012
        June 2012
        May 2012
        April 2012
        March 2012
        February 2012
        January 2012
        December 2011
        November 2011
        October 2011
        September 2011
        August 2011
        July 2011
        June 2011
        May 2011
        April 2011
        March 2011
        February 2011
        January 2011
        December 2010
        November 2010
        October 2010
        September 2010
        August 2010
        July 2010
        June 2010
        May 2010
        April 2010
        March 2010
        February 2010
        January 2010
        December 2009
        November 2009
        October 2009
        September 2009
        August 2009
        July 2009
        June 2009
        May 2009
        April 2009
        March 2009
        February 2009
        January 2009
        December 2008
        November 2008
        October 2008
        September 2008
        August 2008
        July 2008
        June 2008
        May 2008
        April 2008
        March 2008
        February 2008
        January 2008
        December 2007
        November 2007
        October 2007
        September 2007
        August 2007
        July 2007
        June 2007
        May 2007
        April 2007
        March 2007
        February 2007
        January 2007
        December 2006
        November 2006
        October 2006
        September 2006
        August 2006
        July 2006
        June 2006
        May 2006
        April 2006
        March 2006
        February 2006
        January 2006
        December 2005
        April 2005
        March 2005
        February 2005
        January 2005
        December 2004
        November 2004
        October 2004

        Blog*Spot Archives
        November 2005
        October 2005
        September 2005
        August 2005
        July 2005
        June 2005
        May 2005

        Syndication

        RSS Feed 2.0
        Comments RSS 2.0
        WordPress

        Loading


        * Chicago-only casino option to face opposition..
        * Gov. Quinn, let Chicago solve its pension crisis..
        * Voice of The Southern: It will take patience, b.....
        * To spend or to cut?..
        * City: remember to follow permit rules..
        * GOP's Rauner raised $9M in first quarter of 2014..
        * Chicago-only casino option faces criticism, opp.....
        * Evanston rejected for grant for bike-sharing pr.....
        * Illinois House orders new audit of anti-violenc.....


        * Quinn, GOP's Rauner announce campaign donations
        * 6 residents, 2 firefighters, hurt in Chicago fire
        * Police: Ex-ISU president says he yelled at worker
        * Chicago-only casino option to face opposition
        * Rutherford: Dismiss sexual-harassment lawsuit
        * Man pleads guilty to 2012 sexual assault of child
        * Church: No evidence of abuse by reinstated priest
        * Farmers off to slow start planting corn crop
        * Tanning salons adjust to new Illinois law
        * Review: University of Illinois finances improved

        * Voter rights, crime victim rights amendments set for fall ballot so far
        * 2015 tax rates still far from settled
        * Illinois House Speaker Madigan cleared in transit probe
        * House bill urges schools to make digital emergency plans
        * House panel plans gambling expansion hearing in Chicago
        * Chicago-only casino option to face opposition
        * Rutherford's lawyers ask judge to dismiss sexual-harassment lawsuit
        * GOP's Rauner raised $9M in first quarter of 2014
        * Bill outlawing police ticket quotas clears Senate
        * School funding formula overhaul clears committee

        * Rutherford: Dismiss sexual-harassment lawsuit
        * Billionaire hedge fund executives join Ricketts' political group
        * ADM seeks chocolate asset sales as it retains cocoa presses
        * Madison Dearborn seeking $4 billion for latest buyout fund
        * Madison Dearborn seeking $4 billion for next buyout fund


        * Foam blocks form hilly landscape at Maggie Daley Park site
        * Chicago Marathon notifies runners who won spots in the race
        * Palos Heights man shot, casino winnings stolen in home invasion
        * Gunfire location sensor data show residents fail to call 911
        * The proper response: Solidarity
        * The proper response to Kansas atrocity: solidarity
        * Convicted ex-cop Mandell to judge: I ‘never ever bothered anyone’
        * Priest reinstated after inquiry finds abuse claim unfounded
        * Man who molested, photographed 11 kids gets 50 years in prison


        * Smoking rate among Chicago students drops
        * Embattled Homewood-Flossmoor girls basketball coach may not return
        * White Sox mark anniversary of Boston Marathon bombing
        * Oberweis says he and Durbin are both millionaires
        * 8 injured in Far South Side blaze: 'Man, your house is on fire!'
        * Wicker Park deemed a top spot for millennials
        * Northfield officials acknowledge tension in Chief Keef saga
        * Steven Mandell's letters from jail get judge's attention
        * Shedd names newest penguin chick
        * Suspect in 'Benchwarmer bandit' bank robberies caught after Loop heist


        * City Approves More Video Gaming Despite Upcoming Ordinance
        * Rutherford: Dismiss Sexual Harassment Lawsuit
        * Madigan on Voting Rights: 'We Don't Know What The Future Holds'
        * Durbin Calls For A Return of 'Earmarks'
        * Quinn, Rauner At IEA Conference - Full Audio
        * FBI agents say indicted state rep took them to get bribe cash
        * McCarthy dismissive of crime research
        * Gas Station Owners Warn Against Fuel Tax Increase
        * Rauner: "I'm Not Anti Union At All"
        * Raising Gax Tax "Unwise," Says Quinn, But Offers No Other Ideas


        * 2015 tax rates still far from settled
        * House bill urges schools to make digital emergency plans
        * Chicago-only casino option to face opposition
        * Rutherford's lawyers ask judge to dismiss sexual-harassment lawsuit
        * GOP's Rauner raised $9M in first quarter of 2014
        * Illinois House orders audit of anti-violence funds
        * Poll: Illinois residents least trusting of state government
        * Our opinion: Approve statute of limitations change for Illinois rape cases
        * Lt. Gov. Simon, husband report $208,000 in Illinois income
        * Jobless benefits' end didn't spur Illinois hiring


        * Billy Cobb
        * James Morrison
        * Ronald Martin
        * Willis Robbins
        * Domenica Fiorino
        * Willard Johnson
        * Gregory Borowitz Sr.
        * Sherry Morrison
        * Michael Stafko
        * Dora Hall


        * The 10th District money race
        * Aurora Democrat calls out IHSA
        * Lawyers: Ill. hazing law vague, unconstitutional
        * Ill. House OKs lower-cost hunting bill for seniors
        * Quinn’s running mate takes new consulting job

        * Inmates Sent To Solitary Confinement For H...
        * Jesse Jackson Jr. transferred to minimum s...
        * Jesse Jackson Jr. moved to another prison ...
        * When Punishment Is Torture: An Open Letter...
        * Jesse Jackson Jr. placed in solitary confi...
        * Jesse Jackson Jr. sent to solitary then tr...
        * Inmates Sent To Solitary Confinement For H...
        * Jesse Jackson Jr. Transferred To Alabama P...
        * Jesse Jackson Jr. moved to another prison ...
        * Friend — Not Feds — Transports Jesse Jacks...

        * Loading Koch Industries Website Too Many T......
        * Maryland and DC among worst for food aller......
        * Cleveland State University to reestablish ......
        * Convicted political boss Al Sanchez runnin......
        * Candidates make last filings for local, st......

        * Illinois Lt. Gov. Simon opposes pension le......
        * Dillard Odd Man Out on Pension Deal Reaction...
        * Sen. Mark Kirk sides with Rauner on pensio......
        * Governor's race infighting threatens pensi......
        * SCHOONERS - Home of Everyone's Favorite Be......

        * Local Entrepreneur Turns Potholes Into Profit
        * "Benchwarmer Bandit" Suspect Caught
        * He did his time. But will critics “let it go” with regards to Vanecko’s offense?
        * Water, Water, Everywhere
        * We Get Calls...
        * Activists with A Better Illinois use the “Illinois Fair Tax Calculator"
        * Former State Rep Smith Made Guilty Admission To Feds
        * The Civil War Death Toll, Reconsidered
        * Green Mill Jazz Fundraiser To Provide Day Camp For Boys & Girls
        * Subaru of Wichita to union: "The more you shame us, the more we get famous"


        * Governor Quinn Honors Jackie Robinson - Barrier-Breaking Baseball Player Was American Icon
        * Governor Quinn Urges Homebuyers to Act Fast and Take Advantage of Welcome Home Illinois Program - Program Offers First-Time Homebuyers Down-Payment Assistance and a 3.75 Percent Interest Rate on a 30-Year Fixed Mortgage
        * Extending Federal Unemployment Would Help 64,000 Illinois Workers - 86 Percent Still Without Work One Month Later; Veterans and Older Workers Hardest Hit
        * Governor Quinn Statement on Passover
        * Governor Quinn Visits Brookfield Zoo to Proclaim Autism Awareness Day - Event Makes Special Connections Between Children with Autism and Animals




            Hosted by MCS SUBSCRIBE to Capitol Fax Advertise Here Mobile Version Contact Rich Miller