*** UPDATE *** He signed the bill into law.
[ *** End Of Update *** ]
* Action is expected today, so let’s get started on the voting…
Gov. Pat Quinn is due to make a decision on a law that would increase the state speed limit.
The legislation would raise the speed limit on rural interstates in Illinois from 65 to 70 mph starting in January. Eight counties in the congested Chicago area would be allowed to keep their limits lower.
However, the Illinois State Police and Quinn’s transportation chief are opposed, saying current speed limits should be enforced more strictly. The governor hasn’t indicated which way he’ll go.
Thirty other states have higher speed limits than Illinois. The bill is here.
* The Question: Should Gov. Quinn sign this bill? Take the poll and then explain your answer in comments, please.