A press release from Governor Bruce Rauner:
Statement on Override Vote of SB 2043
SPRINGFIELD – The following statement can be attributed to Catherine Kelly, Press Secretary for Governor Rauner:
“SB 2043 can only become law if Representative Franks or Representative Drury succumb to pressure from Speaker Madigan and flip their votes to force a massive tax hike on the people of Illinois.
“These members sided with taxpayers the first time around because this is a sham bill and an empty promise to students.
“We believe these members will do the right thing to ensure taxpayers are not left holding the bag.
“All of us want to fund higher education and MAP, and we stand ready to work with the General Assembly to find ways to do so without adding to the deficit or forcing a massive tax increase.”
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Of course, if Steve Reick were in office, instead of Jack Franks, the Democrats would not have a veto proof majority.