Legislators Override Veto of 911 Tax Hike Bill

A press release from Governor Bruce Rauner:

Governor Rauner Statement Regarding General Assembly’s Override of Tax Hike Veto General Assembly passes tax hike instead of balanced budget

Rauner opposes tying emergency services to tax hike

SPRINGFIELD – Governor Bruce Rauner today issued the following statement regarding the General Assembly’s decision to override his amendatory veto of SB1811, which tied critical 9-1-1 emergency services to a massive tax hike on Illinois families and businesses:

“While the majority in the General Assembly has been unable to move forward with a balanced budget, it has found the time to inflict further abuse on Illinois taxpayers.

“Today the majority failed taxpayers by using the threat of canceling 9-1-1 services as leverage to force a tax hike on Illinois residents.

“We tried to stop this cynical legislation by utilizing an amendatory veto that would have ensured that emergency services continued without an unnecessary tax hike.

“The veto also would have allowed 9-1-1 to continue in future years without special legislation to renew the services.

“Instead of passing those common sense changes, the majority in the General Assembly has chosen to hold innocent people, our most vulnerable residents and essential services hostage to pass an excessive, unwarranted tax hike.

“They appear to be using the same strategy in the current budget impasse.

“We will continue to fight against these attempts to shakedown taxpayers by threatening critical services that they depend on.”


Legislators Override Veto of 911 Tax Hike Bill — 9 Comments

  1. And there you have it taxpayers, BOHICA – courtesy of the Madigan crime family.

    Junk bond status should be announced sometime next week.

    What a privilege and honor it is to exist as a political prisoner in the land of Madiganistan.

  2. Your name is a disgrace to the real Abe, why don’t you get lost.

    If your taxes are too high then Good for you Moron for staying here in the first place.

    I would rather live next door to an illegal because you offer Nothing!

    It’s Your Turn To Give Back!

  3. Statements filled with hatred that make no sense. And just what is it that your illegal next door is offering? Your phrasing sounds bigotted. How do you justify your hatred?

  4. The press release contains an error.

    It is House Bill 1811 (HB 1811).

    Not Senate Bill 1811 (SB 1811).

    There were at least two other 911 bills in the 100th General Assembly.

    House Bill 4072 (HB (4072).

    Senate Bill 1839 (SB 1839).

    The game of wiping everything after the enacting clause and changing the complete contents of a bill must be put to an end so taxpayers can more easily track legislation in the General Assembly.

    The rules of the game are rigged.

  5. LOL, Good One!

    Hey Truth-power

    Why is it that when you burp, it smells like an outhouse?

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