SUBSCRIBE to Capitol Fax      Advertise Here      Mobile Version     Exclusive Subscriber Content     Updated Posts    Contact
CapitolFax.com
To subscribe to Capitol Fax, click here.
Cross won’t vote for budget veto override

Wednesday, Dec 5, 2012

* House Republican Leader Tom Cross said yesterday that he won’t vote to override Gov. Pat Quinn’s budget vetoes

In cutting the budget, Quinn proposed closing several facilities including the high-security Tamms prison and the women’s lockup at Dwight. The Democratic governor says the money should instead be spent on child-protection services.

Cross says an override vote is “purely symbolic.” It wouldn’t force Quinn to spend money on the prisons. It would simply restrict him from spending it elsewhere.

Cross says the state has money problems and “we have to recognize that someday.”

The Senate voted 35-16 last week to override the vetoes. It’s a sign that the bill might not be overridden today. We’ll see. Keep an eye on live blog for constant updates.

* Meanwhile, Gov. Pat Quinn refused to talk to reporters or address protesters yesterday in Decatur

The fate of the Decatur Adult Transition Center and other facilities across the state remains uncertain, despite lawmakers in Springfield working to allot money for their operation.

Gov. Pat Quinn was in Decatur on Tuesday afternoon to speak at Richland Community College on an unrelated capital project for which funds were recently released. After finishing his remarks, the governor made a quick exit and did not speak to reporters or others in attendance.

Quinn cut $56 million from the budget and proposed shutting down several prisons and transitional centers across the state. But the Illinois Senate voted to reject the cuts last week, while the House may still call a bill to restore the money to the budget during its fall veto session this week. However, even if the House does reinstate the money, it would largely be a symbolic message. Quinn would not have to spend the money on prisons or facilities, though he couldn’t spend it elsewhere, either.

Students and other local politicians came to Richland to see the governor speak, while dozens of representatives of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees union came to send a message to Quinn. As the governor took the podium, AFSCME members brought out signs in support of their workers at the facilities, as well as criticizing Quinn’s and other lawmakers’ attempts to reform pensions.

* He did speak in Peoria, however

“We believe we’ve got to invest in clean water in the state of Illinois,” said Quinn. “We’re not too far from the Illinois River — that connects to great Lake Michigan, to the great river Mississippi — the mighty Illinois flows through our state.

“It is very, very important that we protect the Illinois River by making investments in wastewater treatment that we’re doing right here in Pekin, Ill.”

Ramble on, guv.

- Posted by Rich Miller        


11 Comments
  1. - Fair Share - Wednesday, Dec 5, 12 @ 10:38 am:

    And so begins the siren call that will lead Cross to crash upon the jagged shores of Quinn’s island. Remember - Quinn can’t and won’t help you when you need him.


  2. - cassandra - Wednesday, Dec 5, 12 @ 10:42 am:

    Assuming many legislators agree with him, maybe they can find the child protection money somewhere else? I hope we (and the state employees involved) don’t have to go through another big layoff drama. And government money is fungible. Not to say DCFS couldn’t go on a diet. Take a look at the surfeit of desk jobs, plump personal services contracts, and overtime and perhaps some savings might appear as well.


  3. - dupage dan - Wednesday, Dec 5, 12 @ 11:50 am:

    Gov Quinn’s really got some poise,
    while he talks of Illinois.
    He promises too much,
    and appears out of touch,
    But it’s only just so much noise.


  4. - johhnypizza - Wednesday, Dec 5, 12 @ 11:58 am:

    Who is the Democratic leader that has had the gumption to state the obvioius and has tried to take real steps to solve the budget crisis in Illinois? I am hardly a fan of the man, but I have to give kudos to Pat Quinn. Many people stand on the sidelines and snipe at him; but noone is putting forth any solutions other than Quinn. With Democrat leaders like Cross, Madigan, and Mautino firmly in the pocket of AFSCME real solutions to he budget problems are not being proposed by this trio.


  5. - johhnypizza - Wednesday, Dec 5, 12 @ 12:00 pm:

    Who is the Democratic leader that has had the gumption to state the obvious and has tried to take real steps to solve the budget crisis in Illinois? I am hardly a fan of the man, but I have to give kudos to Pat Quinn. Many people stand on the sidelines and snipe at him; but noone is putting forth any solutions other than Quinn. With Democrat leaders like Cross, Madigan, and Mautino firmly in the pocket of AFSCME real solutions to the budget problems are not being proposed by this trio.


  6. - Small Town Liberal - Wednesday, Dec 5, 12 @ 12:02 pm:

    - He did speak in Peoria, however… -

    - we’re doing right here in Pekin, Ill. -

    Oh man, at first I thought maybe the Gov forgot where he was at, but upon reading the article I was relieved he was actually in Pekin.

    Great to see the Clean Water Initiative getting started, lots of good jobs and good infrastructure are going to come out of this.


  7. - reformer - Wednesday, Dec 5, 12 @ 12:29 pm:

    Cross isn’t doing it as a favor to Quinn. Instead, Cross is just supporting cuts in state spending, which is what Republicans are supposed to do but don’t do when it comes to facilities in their districts.


  8. - cassandra - Wednesday, Dec 5, 12 @ 1:28 pm:

    But there could still be an override vote in Jan, right? Is this really over, as Quinn seems to imply?

    This does seem a little surprising given what must be considerable pressure from downstate Republicans (and Democrats) to keep the prisons open-on behalf of local economies, if nothing else.


  9. - Walk in my shoes - Wednesday, Dec 5, 12 @ 4:59 pm:

    Not sure what Cross is getting out of his antics. There are many employees at IYC Joliet that live in his district. If he wants to cut spending stop the mega millions being dumped into IYC St Charles. Hypocrite!


  10. - Anon - Wednesday, Dec 5, 12 @ 9:30 pm:

    I want the Truth to come out …. somewhere! AFSCME has ready taken over 400 million in cuts the last two years in the form of contracted pay raise “deferments” and voluntary furlough days. On top of this employees have agreed to an additional year pay freeze (equalling a total of 3). All added up AFSCME employees are making concessions closing in on a half billion dollars. Quinn’s reaction… It’s not enough. What else can you do. When you work in a job that will be the equivalent of minimum wage after Quinn cuts are made…. Well crazy is crazy… I don’t care who ya are.


  11. - Demoralized - Wednesday, Dec 5, 12 @ 9:52 pm:

    @Anon:

    I don’t consider deferring a pay raise to be a big hardship. You still got a pay raise, with the exception of some with regard to this last pay raise. As soon as you go years without a pay raise like I and other MC have then come talk to me. Otherwise you get no sympathy from me.


Sorry, comments for this post are now closed.


* Reader comments closed until Monday
* The Pat Quinn rehab tour continues
* Question of the day
* IML, firefighters unite on "public duty rule"
* Nuclear Energy: Vital for Illinois’ Clean Power Plan Goals
* Tackling opioid overdoses
* Why didn't Hastert's secret come out sooner?
* A silly idea
* AG Madigan wants GA to eliminate statute of limitations for felony criminal sexual assault and sexual abuse crimes against children
* Caption contest!
* A very weird and specific law applies only to one county clerk
* Today's quotable
* 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

  
* Epic Foundation’s new app helps donors understand where their money is going
* Waze downplays exploit that let researchers track users
* Twitter is now a News app on the App Store
* Video consumption on Snapchat more than doubled in less than a year
* Apple autocorrect patent may give iMessage interface to clear things up
* The New York Times and Google Cardboard partner for another batch of device shipments
* Microsoft locks down Cortana to kill Bing-, Edge-dodging hacks

* White Sox recall game in empty Oriole Park
* Sox closer Robertson put on bereavement list
* Sox closer Robertson put on bereavement list
* Painful Memories - A Baltimore Orioles preview
* Stats of the Day: White Sox pitchers on historic pace
* The White Sox build a cushion
* Sox win 6th straight behind Navarro, Quintana

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


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

Archives
April 2016
March 2016
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


* Graduated state income tax for Illinois makes s.....
* Advocates fear chaos after Rauner home health c.....
* Officials tout economic value of saving Clinton.....
* Emanuel schedules political fundraiser after cr.....
* Gov. Rauner Heckled at Univ. of Illinois Visit..
* Seize chance to decriminalize personal-use pot .....
* Gabby Giffords comes to Illinois to promote gun.....
* Opinion: Keep state from pirating money meant f.....
* Report: Laws holding back juveniles with crimin.....
* Advocates fear chaos after Rauner home health c.....


* Advocates fear chaos after Rauner home health care ruling
* Second man charged in fatal shooting of Chicago boy, 7
* Report: Laws holding back juveniles with criminal records
* Ex-Chicago area officer charged in Ohio with wife's death
* Lincoln Home visitors spent $13.8 million locally in 2015
* U of Illinois union to start 5-day strike Thursday morning
* Eastern Illinois University investigates mumps outbreak
* NBA's Shaun Livingston donates $1 million to Illinois school
* EXCHANGE: Companies look for ways to keep Millennials
* ADM maintenance workers reject union representation in vote

* Young offenders hindered by system, panel finds
* Advocates fear chaos after Rauner home health care ruling
* Report: Laws holding back juveniles with criminal records
* Business leaders say early childhood education funding is key to filling STEM jobs in future
* Rauner says he'll consider paying for special session to reach budget agreement
* Municipal League wants law that provides broad immunity to police, firefighters
* Former House Speaker Dennis Hastert sentenced to 15 months in prison
* The Latest: Hastert says he 'mistreated' athletes he coached
* Local-government payments on $168M tax error not due before 2017
* Man who says former U.S. Rep. Hastert sexually abused him speaks at sentencing hearing

* City shuts down General Iron scrap yard, but owner vows to reopen
* Arts Club of Chicago plans Streeterville bar
* Quigley, Lipinski back health study of airport noise
* Airline schedule revisions can let you avoid change fees
* Here's a way to avoid flight-change fees


* Arrieta’s Superman act takes day off, but Cubs ace still wins
* QBs Jared Goff, Carson Wentz go 1-2, but will they be any good?
* Chicago clergy join CPS in lobbying Rauner for more money
* Uber touts poll showing Chicagoans oppose licensing ordinance
* Seize chance to decriminalize personal-use pot amounts
* ‘Ratchet & Clank’ falls short of originality points
* Man confronting home invader accidentally shoots himself
* Steinberg: Let’s all play Ted Cruz connect-the-dots
* Lunacy a cover for chilling aspects of ‘House of Blue Leaves’
* Duckworth campaign flips wigs on Senate rival Kirk


* Cops: Body found in Gary was slaying victim's missing uncle
* Notre Dame's Ronnie Stanley goes sixth to Ravens in NFL draft
* Thousands flock to 'miracle' icon at south suburban church
* Evanston Township High School, cops investigate claims of staff stealing from lockers
* Sued for $40 million, private eye countersues Alvarez, freed inmate for $20 million
* In Indiana, the deal to stop Trump may be backfiring
* Investigators look at overdose from prescription drugs in Prince death
* Man shoots self in hand while struggling with burglar in home on SW Side
* 'Shuffle Along' a dancing knockout with historical depth
* Disbarred Naperville lawyer gets prison in $725,000 mortgage scam


* Young offenders hindered by system, panel finds
* Advocates fear chaos after Rauner home health care ruling
* Report: Laws holding back juveniles with criminal records
* Bernard Schoenburg: PAC-leader Proft given 'public affairs' radio slot by policy institute
* Their View: The politics and policies of CEO pay
* Omar Duque: Nuclear energy vital for Illinois’ businesses
* George F. Will: What happens in Puerto Rico won't stay there
* Business leaders say early childhood education funding is key to filling STEM jobs in future
* Rauner says he'll consider paying for special session to reach budget agreement
* Municipal League wants law that provides broad immunity to police, firefighters


* HS Baseball: Monticello vs. STM
* PODCAST: Sports Talk 4-28-16
* 'I obviously don't want to divulge too much'
* 6 charged with dismemberment in Ashley Gibson case
* 73-year-old charged with molesting girl
* 6 charged with dismemberment of Ashley Gibson
* Rauner greeted by protesters at UI stop
* Bus fire video
* PODCAST: Club Krannert with Bridget Lee-Calfas 04-28-16
* UI students protest Gov. Rauner's visit


* Suburban painter Norma Simone lived the 'artful' life
* Key and Peele's cat caper 'Keanu' challenges racial stereotypes
* Mosque won't sue Rolling Meadows after city denies move
* Robber hits bank in Wood Dale
* Sexual violence awareness at the core of Empowerment Summit in Palatine

* 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

* Senators Breathe New Life Into Criminal Ju......
* Senators Breathe New Life Into Criminal Ju......
* Sentencing Reform & Corrections Act Expand......

* Duckworth campaign flips wigs on Senate ri......
* Sen. Mark Kirk: US Should Hold Azerbaijan ......

* CPS Preps For Possible Teachers Strike
* More Than $22 Million Spent On Illinois Primary Election Ads
* Where Do The 2016 Presidential Candidates Stand On Higher Education Funding?
* National Group Launches Multicultural Outreach Effort For End-Of-Life Planning
* 2016 Presidential Election infographic
* Cook County Officials Press For Action On Youth Unemployment To Combat Chicago Violence
* Cartoon Of The Day
* Cartoon of the Day - 4/27/16 - Trump Wins Again
* AFL-CIO Endorses Boycott Of Mexican-Made Nabisco Products
* Cartoon of the Day - 4/28/16 Hastert Sentencing


* 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 -- CapitolFax.com Privacy Policy -- SUBSCRIBE to Capitol Fax -- Advertise Here -- Mobile Version -- Contact Rich Miller