Yesterday, I put up the 1973 House debate on Harold Washington’s bill to designate Martin Luther King a commendorative holiday.
The day after Washington’s bill passed, a bill was considered to impose a sales tax on extracted minerals, mainly coal, but gravel not sold to governments.
The part of the debate I sought was a speech by State Rep. C.L. McCormick.
He had voted for the King holiday legislation the day before and was disappointed that Black legislators would not reciprocate.
Since he refers to what I said previously on the floor, I’m posting what I said first.
The other Republican in my district Bruce Waddell voted for the bill.
Here is what Vienna’s McCormick said: