The Illinois State Senate voted to override Governor Bruce Rauner’s veto of Senate HB 1905.
It would have provided misdemeanor criminal penalties to elected municipal officials who passed local collective bargaining regulations.
Two of McHenry County’s three State Senators–Pam Althoff and Karen McConnaughay–voted for the override yesterday.
No McHenry County State Representative voted for the override.
The vote was 70-42.
It would probably have been 71 votes, enough to override the veto, had Jack Franks stayed in the Illinois House.
Here’s what Governor Rauner had to say after the vote:
Gov. Rauner: The people scored a victory on job creation
Springfield (Oct. 25, 2017) – Governor Bruce Rauner issued the following statement following General Assembly action on Senate Bill 1905:
“The people of Illinois scored a victory today. The House of Representatives rejected efforts to close a door to job opportunity here.
“Instead, courageous House lawmakers stood together to dump the old playbook and move forward to make Illinois more competitive.
“Local communities should be able to decide how best to compete for jobs and choose reforms that can make their economies stronger, help their businesses grow and give the freedom to individual workers to support a union at their own discretion.
“It will help Illinois be better positioned to be competitive nationally and globally and create opportunity for all the people of our state.”