Predictions of Tryon, Beaubien “Yes” Votes on Corner Tavern Gambling, “No” Vote from Franks Fulfilled
I wish I couldn’t say,
In yesterday’s article reporting that Republican State Senator Pam Althoff voted for video slot machines, etc., at every establishment with a liquor license, I pointed out that State Reps. Mike Tryon (R-Crystal Lake) and Mark Beaubien (R-Barrington Hills) would probably do so as well.
Well, today they did.
Also suggested yesterday was that Democrat Jack Franks of Marengo would oppose the bill.
Franks has the really interesting ability to appear more conservative than he is. Here’s what he told the Daily Herald about the vote:
“I want this to pass and I am glad it did but I just couldn’t vote for something I thought was morally wrong.”
Talk about wanting to have it both ways.
Franks has made no comment about the morality of abortion. His co-sponsorship of the Personal PAC wish-fulfillment bill, led to this demonstration in front of his office.
Here’s the House 86-30 roll call (click to enlarge):
I will repeat that I wonder if the “Yes” votes of Althoff and Tryon will result in their constituents not having to pay a toll over a bridge over the Fox River located just south of their district line.
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The Shell Casino is in Sioux Fall, South Dakota. How will liquor license holders advertise their slot machines in Illinois?