The Daily Herald is reporting that second term State Rep. Steve Andersson is sticking to his decision to support the 32% income tax hike.
Having voted for the bill earlier this week, Andersson says he will support the veto override motion.
Every Republican vote allows Mike Madigan to give permission to a vulnerable Democrat to vote against the override.
That makes it that much harder to peel more votes from House Speaker Madigan’s majority…which is not a supermajority anymore.
Without a supermajority, Madigan needs GOP votes.
In fact, without the fifteen Republican votes, Madigan would not even have had a majority vote of 16 for his income tax hike bill. Only 57 Democrats were forced to vote for the tax hike measure.