*** UPDATED x1 *** Quinn to push borrowing for old bills again
Thursday, Nov 15, 2012
* From Monique Garcia’s Twitter feed…
That’s not a surprise, considering that both chambers now have Democratic super-majorities. The Republicans in both chambers have been dead-set against a borrowing proposal and it requires a three-fifths vote to borrow money, so nothing has been done.
The Senate came one vote shy of passing a borrowing bill when it had 37 members, so it’s probably a good bet that the chamber will be able to pass it if it comes up again. The House may be a different story. Lots of conservative Dems oppose borrowing, so even with 71 votes they’ll probably need at least a small handful of Republicans.
By the way, a bill has already been introduced by Rep. Esther Golar to borrow $4 billion for old bills.
*** UPDATE *** From the governor’s office…