Senate Overrides Rauner Veto of 32% Income Tax Hike – Roll Call

Governor Bruce Rauner uses his income tax hike veto pen.

Mainly Democrats voted to override Governor Bruce Rauner’s veto of the 32% income tax hike bill passed by the House yesterday.

The roll call is below:

All local State Senators voted to uphold Governor Rauner’s veto.

Below is what led up to the veto override:

Governor Vetoes Speaker Madigan’s 32% Permanent Tax Hike

Madigan’s budget is $2 billion out of balance; increases bill backlog

SPRINGFIELD – Governor Bruce Rauner today vetoed SB 6, SB 9 and SB 42, which are part of Speaker Madigan’s 32% permanent tax hike.

Bill No.: SB 6
An Act Concerning Appropriations
Action: Vetoed

Bill No.: SB 9
An Act Concerning Revenue
Action: Vetoed

Bill No.: SB 42
An Act Concerning Finance
Action: Vetoed

The veto messages for SB 6, SB 9 and SB 42 are below.

Veto Message for SB 6

To the Honorable Members of The Illinois Senate, 100th General Assembly:

Today I veto Senate Bill 6 from the 100th General Assembly, which is part of Speaker Michael Madigan’s 32% permanent income tax increase forced upon the hard working people of Illinois.

The package of legislation fails to address Illinois’ fiscal and economic crisis – and in fact, makes it worse in the long run. It does not balance the budget. It does not make nearly sufficient spending reductions, does not pay down our debt, and holds schools hostage to force a Chicago bailout.

This budget package does not provide property tax relief to struggling families and employers. It does not provide regulatory relief to businesses to create jobs and grow the economy. It does not include real term limits on state elected officials to fix our broken political system.

Even with the Madigan permanent 32% income tax increase, this budget remains $2 billion out of balance for fiscal year 2018. This budget will require even more tax hikes to balance the budget and pay down the bill backlog. This budget puts Illinois on track for major future tax increases and will lead us to become the highest taxed state in America in the coming years.

Moreover, this budget package holds K-12 school funding across Illinois hostage to force a bailout of Chicago Public Schools. Hidden in this budget are terms that withhold school funding unless the school funding formula is rewritten to shift money from suburban and downstate school districts to CPS.

Budgets in Illinois will not be balanced or stay balanced unless our economy grows faster than our government spending. We have been ignoring that truth for 35 years. This budget package includes no changes to create jobs and grow our economy. It will push more families and businesses out of our state.

Therefore, pursuant to Section 9(b) of Article IV of the Illinois Constitution of 1970, I hereby return Senate Bill 6, entitled “AN ACT concerning appropriations”, with the foregoing objections, vetoed in its entirety.

Sincerely,

Bruce Rauner, GOVERNOR

Veto Message for SB 9

To the Honorable Members of The Illinois Senate, 100th General Assembly:

Today I veto Senate Bill 9 from the 100th General Assembly, which is part of Speaker Michael Madigan’s 32% permanent income tax increase forced upon the hard working people of Illinois.

The package of legislation fails to address Illinois’ fiscal and economic crisis – and in fact, makes it worse in the long run. It does not balance the budget. It does not make nearly sufficient spending reductions, does not pay down our debt, and holds schools hostage to force a Chicago bailout.

This budget package does not provide property tax relief to struggling families and employers. It does not provide regulatory relief to businesses to create jobs and grow the economy. It does not include real term limits on state elected officials to fix our broken political system.

Even with the Madigan permanent 32% income tax increase, this budget remains $2 billion out of balance for fiscal year 2018. This budget will require even more tax hikes to balance the budget and pay down the bill backlog. This budget puts Illinois on track for major future tax increases and will lead us to become the highest taxed state in America in the coming years.

Moreover, this budget package holds K-12 school funding across Illinois hostage to force a bailout of Chicago Public Schools. Hidden in this budget are terms that withhold school funding unless the school funding formula is rewritten to shift money from suburban and downstate school districts to CPS.

Budgets in Illinois will not be balanced or stay balanced unless our economy grows faster than our government spending. We have been ignoring that truth for 35 years. This budget package includes no changes to create jobs and grow our economy. It will push more families and businesses out of our state.

Therefore, pursuant to Section 9(b) of Article IV of the Illinois Constitution of 1970, I hereby return Senate Bill 9, entitled “AN ACT concerning appropriations”, with the foregoing objections, vetoed in its entirety.

Sincerely,

Bruce Rauner, GOVERNOR

Veto Message for SB 42

To the Honorable Members of The Illinois Senate, 100th General Assembly:

Today I veto Senate Bill 42 from the 100th General Assembly, which is part of Speaker Michael Madigan’s 32% permanent income tax increase forced upon the hard working people of Illinois.

The package of legislation fails to address Illinois’ fiscal and economic crisis – and in fact, makes it worse in the long run. It does not balance the budget. It does not make nearly sufficient spending reductions, does not pay down our debt, and holds schools hostage to force a Chicago bailout.

This budget package does not provide property tax relief to struggling families and employers. It does not provide regulatory relief to businesses to create jobs and grow the economy. It does not include real term limits on state elected officials to fix our broken political system.

Even with the Madigan permanent 32% income tax increase, this budget remains $2 billion out of balance for fiscal year 2018. This budget will require even more tax hikes to balance the budget and pay down the bill backlog. This budget puts Illinois on track for major future tax increases and will lead us to become the highest taxed state in America in the coming years.

Moreover, this budget package holds K-12 school funding across Illinois hostage to force a bailout of Chicago Public Schools. Hidden in this budget are terms that withhold school funding unless the school funding formula is rewritten to shift money from suburban and downstate school districts to CPS.

Budgets in Illinois will not be balanced or stay balanced unless our economy grows faster than our government spending. We have been ignoring that truth for 35 years. This budget package includes no changes to create jobs and grow our economy. It will push more families and businesses out of our state.

Therefore, pursuant to Section 9(b) of Article IV of the Illinois Constitution of 1970, I hereby return Senate Bill 42, entitled “AN ACT concerning appropriations”, with the foregoing objections, vetoed in its entirety.

Sincerely,

Bruce Rauner, GOVERNOR


Comments

Senate Overrides Rauner Veto of 32% Income Tax Hike – Roll Call — 9 Comments

  1. Look at all that paper.

    What a joke.

    Another last minute Madigan rush job.

    The legislative system is broken.

  2. Clearly Cal, a man who spent a few years as a legislator knows the difference between a HB (Madigan) and an SB(Cullerton).

    All you cited were SBs so how is that Madigan?

    Looks like ye olde spin doctor.

  3. Cal said nothing about Madigan in that post.

    The majority of the post is a press release from Governor Rauner.

    Regardless, SB’s have to pass the House to reach the Governors desk.

  4. Should be illegal to submit bills 700 pgs. (or any size) without giving adequate time to read it.

    We know these politicians aren’t reading what they’re given to make life changing votes on.

  5. This is just sad.

    Nothing will ever change in Illinois.

    Spend spend spend.

  6. The picture on the front page of the NWH today 07/05/17 shows the problems of Illinois.

    ILLINOIS LAND OF CORRUPTION!

  7. The House amended the Senate bill.

    Hence, the Senate had to concur with the new language.

  8. Bruce seems awfully put-out that Madigan’s 32%-income-tax-increase-budget passed instead of Rauner’s own 32%-income-tax -increase-budget…

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