The Illinois House voted for the Commonwealth Edison increased subsidy bill last night.
Here is the Roll Call:
All Republicans representing McHenry County voted against Senate Bill 2408.
Democrat Suzanne Ness was in support.
While the graphic below is from the 2016 bailout, it is certainly relevant to this legislation as well:
The Chicago Sun-Times reports electric rates will be increased $3-$15 per month:
A fourth nuclar power plant was worked iinto the $700 milliion subsidy, according to the Chicaog Tribune:
Reaction from Governor JB Pritzker:
Gov. Pritzker Statement on the House Passage of the Landmark Energy Package
SPRINGFIELD — Governor JB Pritzker released the following statement on the House passage of the comprehensive energy package, Senate Bill 2408, that puts consumers and the climate first:
“Today, with the House passage of SB 2408, the State of Illinois is one historic step closer to reaching a 100 percent clean energy future. For many years, comprehensive energy legislation that puts consumers and the climate first has been debated while scientists around the world have sounded the alarm about the growing impacts of climate change. SB 2408 puts the state on a path toward 100% clean energy and invests in training a diverse workforce for the jobs of the future. Illinois will become the best state in the nation to manufacture and drive an electric vehicle, and equity will be prioritized in every new program created.
The days of utility companies writing energy legislation to pad their profits has ended because SB2408 puts consumers and climate at the forefront, prioritizes meaningful ethics and transparency reforms, and institutes key ratepayer and residential customer protections.