SUBSCRIBE to Capitol Fax      Advertise Here      Mobile Version     Exclusive Subscriber Content     Updated Posts    Contact
CapitolFax.com
To subscribe to Capitol Fax, click here.
*** UPDATE: ComEd trailer bill passes Senate *** VETO SESSION LIVE BLOG

Tuesday, Oct 25, 2011

* BlackBerry users click here. Everybody else can just watch it live right here…

- Posted by Rich Miller        


16 Comments
  1. - wordslinger - Tuesday, Oct 25, 11 @ 11:27 am:

    Great to see the Illinois Police Chiefs coming out against the scourge of medicinal marijuana.

    Those chemo patients are just bunch of stoners looking for cheap thrills.

    The murderous drug cartels that have turned Mexico into a lawless state of nature and export violence to our country every day thank you for your support.


  2. - Quinn T. Sential - Tuesday, Oct 25, 11 @ 12:24 pm:

    Why does the announcement for the Governors Press Conference say September 25th?

    I spent all this time trying to rewind the last month in an effort to try to back up to where the Governor is these days.


  3. - Bill - Tuesday, Oct 25, 11 @ 12:25 pm:

    It sounds like Quinn is on a roll!


  4. - Bill - Tuesday, Oct 25, 11 @ 12:26 pm:

    “make my day”
    LOL


  5. - Irish - Tuesday, Oct 25, 11 @ 12:39 pm:

    Quinn’s “Make my day” is like getting a threat from “Hello Kitty”


  6. - Old Democrat - Tuesday, Oct 25, 11 @ 12:43 pm:

    Quinn’s act is getting very tired.


  7. - foster brooks - Tuesday, Oct 25, 11 @ 12:50 pm:

    Why is com ed trying to stick the rate payers with a lineman school? These schools already exist. Vote no on smart grid, nothing but a money grab by the greediest utility on the face of the planet!


  8. - Bill - Tuesday, Oct 25, 11 @ 1:10 pm:

    What’s a measly hundred million when it comes to feeding corporate greed? Just close a few more mental health facilities, renege on a couple more labor contracts, stiff a few more social service agencies and we’re good. Who says Illinois is broke?
    The 1% wins again.


  9. - Irish - Tuesday, Oct 25, 11 @ 1:35 pm:

    Bill - spot on.


  10. - Working hard in Southern IL - Tuesday, Oct 25, 11 @ 2:13 pm:

    Can’t the State just renege on contracts with the companies that make up the Civic Committee? They are the ones that can most afford it and besides, that way, they can put their money where there mouth is.


  11. - siriusly - Tuesday, Oct 25, 11 @ 2:30 pm:

    Wordslinger I nearly spit out my smoothie laughing when I read this: “Those chemo patients are just bunch of stoners looking for cheap thrills.” That’s too funny! But I totally disagree.

    You’re also wrong about the pot - the medical marijuana sold in California is grown there, not by Mexican drug lords but actually by California farmers.

    More relevant - I’m shocked at the price tag on the CME bill. No way they generate that much revenue to justify that level of subsidy. Our state needs more transparent and universal economic incentive packages - every time you negotiate with one of these state-shopping businesses we lose.

    We should not negotiate with corporate threat-makers.


  12. - Small Town Liberal - Tuesday, Oct 25, 11 @ 3:03 pm:

    - You’re also wrong about the pot - the medical marijuana sold in California is grown there, not by Mexican drug lords but actually by California farmers. -

    I’m pretty sure Word was saying that the drug lords will be pleased because sick Illinoisans will have to continue to buy their illegally grown product instead of having access to legally grown medicine.


  13. - Colossus - Tuesday, Oct 25, 11 @ 3:23 pm:

    CME: “You know, your economy isn’t doing so hot here. Be a shame if something happened to it.”

    If CME were a dude walking a neighborhood, he’d be picked up and thrown away under RICO. This is extortion, pure and simple. Anyone who votes for this package for CME is in for a world of opposition next year. (At least, in my fantasy world where voters pay attention to things and don’t cower whenever the almighty “job-creators” threaten to take our ball and go home.)

    Bang those drums!


  14. - OneMan - Tuesday, Oct 25, 11 @ 3:54 pm:

    Isn’t the CME bill just a tax rate cut for them or am I missing something?


  15. - Das Man - Tuesday, Oct 25, 11 @ 11:39 pm:

    Interesting video of Cullerton, who in response to a statement from the Governors Office which estimates $100 million/yr for the CME bill, he counter claims that the cost to the state would be closer to $60 million/yr based upon “a new census number”. Really.


  16. - wordslinger - Wednesday, Oct 26, 11 @ 8:18 am:

    Thank God ComEd rules the General Assembly. Where would we be without them? Still paying out the wazoo to remain in the dark and without AC, just like many us were most of the summer.

    Now that ComEd has been taken care of, let’s continue the people’s work and give a tax cut to CME and something sweet for the racetrack owners, too.

    Fortunately, we’re in a booming economy with full employment and everyone safely in their homes with no worries. That gives us ample time to while away the days adjusting the thermostat so our states wealthiest can be all comfiest-coziest all the time.

    Those are the priorities of your Democratic Party in the State of Illinois.


Sorry, comments for this post are now closed.


* State ordered to pay providers for pregnant women, infants and children
* Club for Growth runs McCarter ad
* Because... Madigan!
* NFIB member poll: 88 percent want Rauner to keep pushing Turnaround Agenda
* AFSCME advances bill that Rauner admin says "we cannot afford"
* Kim Foxx launches first TV ad "Amen"
* 2nd Annual "Cocktails with Capitol Fax"
* Has a "new" counter-point to the Tribune emerged?
* Credit Unions Assist At Risk Youth
* Question of the day
* Why I fight
* Parsons scores rare and highly unusual Obama interview
* Dunkin's defense
* Civic Federation wants spending limits and tax hikes: "There are no easy stop-gap fixes"
* *** LIVE SESSION COVERAGE ***
* "Mike Madigan's favorite state Senator"
* #Winning!
* In the spirit of the times...
* 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

  
* Samsung’s new Gear S2 Classic color options go up for sale tomorrow
* Huawei Y6 PRO introduced, packed with a huge 4000 mAh battery
* Don’t do this: Date-setting glitch could brick your iPhone
* LG G5 benchmarks, HTC One M10 dates & more – Pocketnow Daily
* How to Create an 'Unread' Folder in the iOS Mail App
* Microsoft adds more partners, Acer to pre-install MS apps on Android devices
* Google supposedly working on stand-alone VR headset, as well as next-gen sensor-laden Cardboard

* White Sox reportedly considering Desmond
* Lefty-heavy rotation not a concern
* Melky: White Sox must play like family to contend
* White Sox remodel in big way this offseason
* White Sox ink Ishikawa to Minor League deal
* White Sox sign righty Latos to 1-year deal
* White Sox sign Mat Latos for one year, $3 million

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


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

Archives
February 2016
January 2016
December 2015
November 2015
October 2015
September 2015
August 2015
July 2015
June 2015
May 2015
April 2015
March 2015
February 2015
January 2015
December 2014
November 2014
October 2014
September 2014
August 2014
July 2014
June 2014
May 2014
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


* Contract talks stalled between AFSCME and Gover.....
* Updated: House Democrats revive bill to send st.....
* Because… Madigan! - The Capitol Fax Blog (blog)..
* House Democrats revive bill to send Illinois co.....
* AFSCME advances bill that Rauner admin says “we.....
* Gov. Bruce Rauner addresses local chambers abou.....
* Rauner to Democrats: Work with me or pass tax h.....


* Jury sides with Illinois man in excessive force lawsuit
* Lawmakers urge federal agency to build campus in Illinois
* Aunt of teen accused in slaying charged with supplying gun
* Illinois News Digest
* Chicago man wins $1M lawsuit alleging police rigged lineup
* Illinois coal mine owner seeks expansion as fire lingers
* EXCHANGE: iPads enhance learning at Marion schools
* Chicago transit overhaul gets $156M in new federal funds
* 29 school districts get help financing building projects
* Illinois asks FEMA for more time to assess flood damage

* Lawmakers making second attempt to send AFSCME talks to arbitrator
* President Obama returns to his political roots, connects with past friends, supporters
* Bill aims to create foundation to raise private money for state fairgrounds
* Obama returns to his political roots, connects with past friends, supporters
* Presidential visit notebook: Obama doesn't like horseshoes?
* District 186 misses out on construction bond program
* Vehicle emissions test notices suspended amid budget impasse
* Rauner: Bureaucracy is holding Illinois back
* Peoria's Par-A-Dice casino laying off 40, cites impact of video gaming
* IDOT Traffic Safety Division moving to new Springfield location

* Rush hospital president to retire
* What's next for O'Hare's gate construction plan?
* O’Hare finally catching up with rivals in jumbo jet space race
* O'Hare finally catching up with rivals in jumbo-jet space race
* Heidrick & Struggles adds consulting firm for $9.2 million


* Lt. Denis Walsh, a key Koschman cop, quits in face of firing
* Two years late at twice the cost, Chicago opens new domestic violence shelter
* A ‘Cabaret’ that tries too hard to be different
* ‘Where to Invade Next': The less Michael Moore, the better
* Ex-Rep. Keith Farnham sued by two child porn victims
* ‘Zoolander 2′: Ben Stiller’s model just as unfunny in star-powered sequel
* Emanuel moves to close legal loophole exploited by pedicabs
* Andrea Goss: ‘Cabaret’ national tour is ‘a dream’
* Obama to honor Blackhawks Stanley Cup win at the White House on Feb. 18
* Blair Brown joining cast of Tracy Letts’ ‘Mary Page Marlowe’


* Chicago to host NHL draft June 23-24, 2017
* CPS security guard accused of sexually assaulting 13-year-old student
* Woman killed in three-car Park Ridge crash
* Jeff Tweedy to host benefit concert for immigrant facing deportation
* Rauner, Madigan battle again on labor bill a day after Obama urged compromise
* Woman charged with weapons offense in Endia Martin slaying case
* Police: Chicago man shot after 'traffic altercation' in Evanston
* Honorary street proposed for Jennifer Hudson's slain nephew
* Two child porn victims sue ex-state legislator now in prison
* Girl, 16, among 2 wounded in West Side shootings


* Lawmakers making second attempt to send AFSCME talks to arbitrator
* President Obama returns to his political roots, connects with past friends, supporters
* Our View: Illinois officials should heed Obama's call for civility, compromise
* Bill aims to create foundation to raise private money for state fairgrounds
* Bernard Schoenburg: State GOP past $250,000 in support for Rep. Avery Bourne
* Eugene Robinson: Rubio's revealing loop
* Derrik Gay: Reducing fossil fuel dependence aids U.S. troops
* George F. Will: Break the teeth-whitening monopoly
* Obama returns to his political roots, connects with past friends, supporters
* Presidential visit notebook: Obama doesn't like horseshoes?


* 02-11-16 News-Gazette Prep Sports Podcast @NGPreps
* Two new websites focus on helping students build careers and businesses find employees
* Chicago Auto Show 2016
* Senators: Let female WWII pilots into Arlington Cemetery
* 02-11-16 Dr. Jan Slater Dean of the @collegeofmedia @illinois_alma
* 02-11-16 Penny for Your Thoughts
* Illinois asks FEMA for more time to assess flood damage
* Lawmakers urge federal agency to build campus in Illinois
* Illinois coal mine owner seeks expansion as fire lingers
* N. Korea orders military takeover of inter-Korean factories


* 2017 NHL draft to be held in Chicago
* Senior Bowl QB Carson Wentz becomes hit on recruiting trail
* Jury sides with Illinois man in excessive force lawsuit
* Eminent domain possible issue in pipeline's passage in Iowa
* Utah promotes 3 on coaching staff

* House lawmakers overcome hurdle on key tra...
* Rodney Davis talks funding with Bloomingto...
* The agency that fought Illiana gets a new ...
* Rep. Dold takes educational cruise down Ch...
* Lawmakers decry high turnover rate of VA h...
* CBD Oil, and politics
* Simon considering state Senate bid
* Killer Congressman Tom MacArthur trying to...
* Shutdown? State may not notice
* Rep. Bob Dold

* IL senator helps introduce bill to combat ......
* Lawmakers urge federal agency to build cam......
* Lawmakers urge federal agency to build cam......
* Durbin cosponsors bipartisan legislation t......

* Lawmakers urge federal agency to build cam......
* Letter supporting Sen. Kirk's call for DOJ......

* Cook County Clerk David Orr Speaks To Evanston Higher Schoolers About Voter Registration
* Cook County Clerk David Orr Speaks To Evanston High Schoolers About Voter Registration
* New Mid-Rise Proposed For Empty Site Just Outside Uptown
* Audience At Chicago Jobs With Justice Event
* Sanders, Trump Projected As Winners Of New Hampshire Primary Election (UPDATED)
* Cook County Clerk David Orr At Youth Voter Registration Event
* Where's Weyermuller? Front & Center on Wilmette Tax and Spending
* Devall: It's about who Ben Carson is not
* No public access to Obama's speech in Illinois House chamber
* Mathieson: Too Much Taxing? McHenry County Nursing Home Has $43M in the Bank


* Emergency Management Officials, National Weather Service Encourage Winter Preparedness - November is Winter Weather Preparedness Month in Illinois
* Keep Your Family Safe This Winter - November through February are leading months for carbon monoxide related incidents
* Governor Takes Bill Action
* Illinois Department of Labor Director Hugo Chaviano Awards Governor’s Award for Contributions in Health and Safety to the Illinois Refining Division of Marathon Petroleum Company LP
* State Regulator Elected Treasurer of Interstate Medical Licensure Compact




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