Republicans put people over partisan politics
Senate Democrats tried, and failed, this week to advance a measure (Senate Bill 1424) that would force Illinois taxpayers to pay for political campaigns.
It is estimated this measure would cost taxpayers from $12 million to $50 million, and would come with a continuing appropriation. Senate Republicans noted that Illinois’ struggling schools and human service providers aren’t even funded with a continuing appropriation, and therefore the state shouldn’t be putting partisan politics ahead of people.
While the measure failed to receive the 30 votes necessary to advance, it could still be called again under a provision in the Senate’s rules.