Between now and next week State Rep. Jack Franks might be nervous.
The Illinois Senate has overridden Governor Bruce Rauner’s veto of the bill requested by AFSCME, the union representing most state employees, which would mandate arbitration.
Assuming no Republican House member votes to override their Republican Governor, that means House Speaker Mike Madigan will need Franks to cast the 71st override vote.
If that happens, Rauner might decide that having a Republican in McHenry County might be a better idea than having a lukewarm Democrat.
Below is Rauner’s press release on the override:
Statement from Governor on SB 1229
SPRINGFIELD – Governor Bruce Rauner has issued the following statement on the Senate’s decision to override his veto of SB 1229:
“Every Senator who voted to overturn our veto chose special interests over the taxpayers.
“They made it abundantly clear that they’d rather raise taxes than stand up to the politically powerful.
“It is now up to House members to take the responsible, pro-taxpayer position and uphold our veto.”
Salvi spent about $150,000.
Even up the campaign funds and a Republican might win.