There are three buttons on legislators’ desks in Springfield:
When he was running for President in 2008, Barack Obama took a fair amount of heat for voting “Present” so often.
Following in his footsteps is State Rep. Jack Franks.
He voted “Present” against on Wednesday, May 25th.
It was on House Bill 580, the bill to give AFSCME, the largest union of state employees, a huge advantage in its collective bargaining with Governor Bruce Rauner.
To override the veto, there had to be 71 votes.
The motion got 69 votes.
By not voting for the override, Franks did not displease Governor Bruce Rauner.