It takes 60 to pass a bill.
That means 60 votes can kill a bill.
State Rep. David McSweeney has crusaded against the proposed retirement tax being seriously considered by Springfield biggies.
Now the number is up to 59. Their names follow:
Rep. David McSweeney – Brandon W. Phelps – Jeanne M Ives – Martin J. Moylan – Mark Batinick, Margo McDermed, Steven Andersson, Jack D. Franks, Sue Scherer, Deborah Conroy, Jerry F. Costello, II, Anna Moeller, Katherine Cloonen, Daniel V. Beiser, Mike Smiddy, Natalie A. Manley, Sam Yingling, Stephanie A. Kifowit, C.D. Davidsmeyer, Reginald Phillips, Thomas Morrison, Bill Mitchell, Adam Brown, Avery Bourne, Dwight Kay, John M. Cabello, Ron Sandack, Terri Bryant, Christine Winger, Michael P. McAuliffe, Randy Frese, Joe Sosnowski, John D. Anthony, Anthony DeLuca, Patrick J. Verschoore, John D. Cavaletto, Sheri L Jesiel, Jay Hoffman, Tom Demmer, Andrew F Skoog, Frances Ann Hurley, David Reis, Rita Mayfield, Norine Hammond, Jaime M. Andrade, Jr., Camille Y. Lilly, Kenneth Dunkin, Donald L. Moffitt, Mary E. Flowers, John D’Amico, Linda Chapa LaVia, Emanuel Chris Welch, Peter Breen, Cynthia Soto, Sonya M. Harper, Monique D. Davis, Thaddeus Jones, Marcus C. Evans, Jr. and Silvana Tabares
My State Representative Barbara Wheeler is not among them.
Neither is retiring State Rep. Mike Tryon.
Tryon’s numbers are
- (217) 782-0432
- (815) 459-6453
Barb Wheeler Wheeler can be contacted at
- (217) 782-1664
- (847) 973-0064
Or one can email her here: firstname.lastname@example.org