Another twist - Pension note goes down, for now - FAILS on second try
Tuesday, Jun 30, 2009
*6:00 - The Senate just defeated the pension bonding bill. It came up two votes short.
However, the SDems believe they will have another vote today on another concurrence motion.
* Voting no or present among Dems were Clayborne, Forby, Frerichs, Jacobs, Lightford, Meeks, Noland, Steans.
* 6:18 pm.- Sen Trotter told reporters that they’ve picked up a vote and will be voting again tonight.
* 6:30 pm - Here’s video of Sen. Trotter explaining what’s ahead with the budget, and also with the failed (at least temporarily) pension note plan. If that plan doesn’t pass, it’ll blow a $2.2 billion hole in the budget…
*** 8:22 pm *** SB415, the pension note plan, failed on the second try,
But Senate President Cullerton told the chamber that after Gov Quinn came out in favor of the bill, he worked against it in the Senate. Oy.
We’ll have Cullerton video soon.