President Cullerton: Quinn flip-flopped and killed the pension note bill
Tuesday, Jun 30, 2009
After speaking in favor of the pension note bill during his address to the joint session of the GA, Quinn apparently contacted a handful of senators and asked them to vote against the bill. The pension bill actually received less yes votes the second time around. Roll call was 32-21-4-2.
President Cullerton discusses the bill’s failure…
The Senate has adjourned to the call of the Chair.
*** UPDATE *** Sen. James Meeks, who helped organize opposition to the pension note bill, talks about what happens next, Speaker Madigan’s role in the process, and what he wants to happen now that the bill has failed. Good stuff, and that vote tonight shows he has some big leverage now…