Rich Miller, the man who writes Capitol Fax is undoubtedly a Democrat.
One can tell by the slant on his posts.
Today, he pats State Rep. Jack Franks on the back for his anti-tax voting record.
“Franks has never voted for a tax hike,” Miller writes, “so he’s not about to start now.
“Besides, the millionaire’s amendment was not overwhelmingly popular in Franks’ district last year like it was elsewhere, winning 52-48. Gov. Rauner, however, crushed Pat Quinn in that district 65-31.”
Perhaps one could argue that Franks’ vote for Governor Rod Blagojevich’s 2005 pension holiday, which will ultimately require over a $100 million infusion of cash from some source, was not a tax hike vote.
But, last May 21st, he voted for a $100 million tax increase on companies that self-insure (Senate Bill 3324).