Friday, I ran a post on how Rich Miller of Capitol Fax made fun of Jack Franks for introducing another bill that has no chance of passage.
The bill in question was his to eliminate sales tax on gasoline.
Franks did not say what $779 million he would cut from the budget.
The same day, The Illinois Observer, run by a former Press Secretary for the Illinois Democratic Party, took on a Franks’ bill.
The article takes aim at the one the Northwest Herald presented as a big deal, his bill to change assessing rules, which his opponent, Steve Reick, says are mostly law already:
“Prospects for Franks’ bill reaching the governor’s desk and becoming law are uncertain.
“Of Franks’ 57 introduced bills this year, only four have been signed into law, and one was vetoed by Governor Pat Quinn.
“’This is just a press release bill,’ said one long-time Springfield lobbyist.
“’It’s just Jack being Jack.
“He has a Republican opponent in 2014.””
The article mentions that Franks has a Republican opponent this year, Steve Reick.
Read his critique of Franks’ bill here.