State Rep. Steve Andersson, one of the ten GOP votes that allowed the override of Governor Bruce Rauner’s veto of Mike Madigan’s 32% income tax hike, was ousted from his Floor Spokesman’s post by GOP Leader Jim Durkin, according to the Chicago Tribune.
He was appointed Floor Leader in January of this year.
The communication from Durkin announcing the dismissal follows:
Following the conclusion of the spring and early summer legislative session, I decided that it would be in the best interest of the Republican Caucus to go in a new direction with the position of our Floor Leader.
This afternoon, I asked Representative Andersson to step down from the position.
He agreed, stating he also believed it would be in the best interest of the caucus.
I hope to make an announcement on a new Floor Leader in the coming weeks.