Dan Duffy Reacts to Court Decision Dumping Video Gambing, Liquor and Candy Taxes, Calls for Enforcement of Balanced Budget Mandate
With the backdrop of the appellate court having invalidated the law that imposed higher taxes on liquor and candy, plus the spreading of video gambling machines all over the state, State Rep. Dan Duffy made the following comments:
I agree with the “single subject rule” in our Constitution.
As you know I am a big supporter of road projects.
I voted against the Capital Bill because in addition to the road projects, they filled the bill with video poker and taxes on everything we eat, drink and enjoy.
I agree the omnibus Capital Bill needs to be separated into different bills.
What about the clause in our Illinois Constitution that demands we balance our budget every year?
We haven’t balanced our budget in 10 years!
The current leadership in Springfield has blatantly ignored the Illinois Constitution.
Who is going to sue the state and enforce that clause in our Constitution?
I would think the Attorney General of our state would do it but since she is the daughter of the Speaker, that would make for uncomfortable holiday gatherings.
Somebody else will also need to take the lead on that very important issue.