Gov. Rauner Takes Hit in Veto Session
The Illinois House dealt a series of rebukes to Governor Bruce Rauner Wednesday.
Republicans joined Democrats to override nearly a dozen of the governor’s vetoes.
The bills covered a range of issues — from gender pay equity to whether schoolchildren should be taught cursive writing.
The overrides are a significant departure from Rauner’s first two years in office, when the governor held Republicans together — blocking all but three overrides.
Rep. David McSweeney, a Republican from Barrington Hills, backed legislation intended to give a clearer picture of Illinois’ debt.
“This is a good bill. Nobody should oppose this bill. Stop the madness. Vote yes."
And nobody did oppose it — that passed 112 to zero.
Governor Rauner did prevail on three bills, including a Democratic attempt to set up a state-sponsored worker’s compensation insurance company that would compete with the private sector.