Smart Grid, aka, Com Ed Rate Hike Bill, Passes House without Debate, Roll Call

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.

Fox News reporter Mike Flannery reproted that the Com Ed rate hike bill, House Bill 3036, was voted upon without debate. That’s proof positive the fix was in.

Here is the House roll call on the veto override:

The House roll call on the Com Ed/Ameren rate hike bill, House Bill 3036.

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.

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