During debate on this last day before Illinois would enter its second year without a budget, State Rep. Jack Franks took the floor.
Doing what he does best, Franks caught the attention of three reporters.
It is pretty obvious that Franks has nothing to do with the budgetary process.
He could have been positioned by now to have some influence, if he had stayed on one of the House Appropriations Committees.
Maybe avoiding the taint of such a tax hike next year is why Franks wants out of Springfield.
Now, if he would only file his Statement of Withdrawal, he could fulfill that wish.