I can see that Senator Cullerton added on at least $20 million to SB 6 by his amendment 3 this morning. It’s for the construction of a Metra Station located at the intersection of 79th Street and Lowe Avenue in Chicago. A million here a million there, that’s the way of the grand bargain.
Looks like most Senate Rs chose not to follow their leader on SB 3, 4, 5, 6. Has Radogno been hung out to dry now? Those votes, and I am guessing similar ones in the House, really do not look like anyone on their side of the aisle wants this compromise. Good cover for a Rauner veto and fodder for his PR network.
I have trust in the process, but real distrust of the administration.
- Curl of the Burl - Tuesday, Feb 28, 17 @ 4:51 pm:
New - how would a “Chicago bailout” yes vote play in, say, Senator Fowler’s district? I will agree that some things like procurement and local government consolidation votes are hard to explain, but some bills clearly would cause plenty of heartburn when trying to explain back home and to a group of angry constituents.