Madigan got everything he asked for and gave up nothing.
Sadly, he was assisted by 15 Republicans in the House, giving cover to many of his vulnerable Democrat House members to vote "no".
Earlier today, within hours, the Senate passed it, Governor Rauner vetoed it, and the Senate voted to override the veto, with two Democrat senators voting NOT to override the veto, but one Republican senator from Mattoon voted with Madigan. That was the deciding vote.
Now the House will vote whether or not to override Rauner's veto.
The 15 House Republicans who voted with Madigan to raise taxes have been "feeling the heat."
We are asking that everyone please call and email the following Representatives and urge them to vote "NO" on the override vote.
Charlie Meier (represents the SE portion of Madison County):
(618) 580-5251 cell
(217) 782-6401 office in Springfield
C.D. Davidsmeyer (represents parts of Northern Madison County)
(217) 371-1051 cell
(217) 782-1840 office in Springfield
Other Southern Illinois Republicans who voted for the tax hike:
Terri Bryant (Mt. Vernon)
John Cavaletto (Salem)
David Reis (Olney)
(217) 782-2087 Springfield