Each year for the next ten years, Commonwealth Edison and Ameren, its Downstate counterpart will be increasing our electric rates, compliments of State Senator Pam Althoff and State Representatives
The State Senate voted to override Governor Pat Quinn’s veto this afternoon by the slim margin of one vote. 36-20-2. One of those “Yes” votes was that of McHenry County State Senator Pam Althoff. Without that vote, the rate hiking process would not be able to go into effect.
Here is the House roll call on the veto override:
Reversing his vote on the original bill, State Rep. Jack Franks voted in favor this time around. Check out his contributions from some of his union supporters who wanted a “Yes” vote.
State Rep. Mike Tryon also supported the bill, as he did on original passage.
Newly-appointed State Rep. Kent Gaffney voted in opposition to the bill hiking Com Ed electricity rates.