Democrats in Springfield are in a time warp, probably brought on by the financial mess that over thirty years of Mike Madigan rule has put us in.
With an off-year election looming and Democrats in the House scared to break their promises not to allow the 67% post-election income tax hike be decreased, all sorts of diversionary issues are surfacing.
The Equal Rights Amendment is one such issue. The millionaire’s tax is another.
ERA, killed decades ago, was brought to a vote in the Illinois Senate today.
State Senator Dan Duffy voted against the measure.
State Senators Pam Althoff and Karen McConnaughay voted “Present.”
Since legislative matters require a certain number of positive votes to pass “Present” votes are essentially “No” votes.
According to the Illinois Family Institute, State Senators Althoff (R-McHenry), McConnaughay (R-South Elgin), and Sue Rezin (R-Morris) spoke against the bill.