The Illinois House this afternoon failed to override the Governor’s veto of HB 580 that would have taken power from the Governor in state employee contract negotiations, and instead impose binding arbitration.
The Governor's press secretary Catherine Kelly, issued a statement saying that
HB 580 was, quoting Kelly:
"unprecedented and unaffordable, and simply another attempt by the Majority Party in the legislature to insert themselves into the contract process and put hard working families in Illinois on the hook for a $3 billion tax hike."
Kelly added that the Governor thanked those members whoshe says took the pro-taxpayer position, and Kelly says it is now time to move forward and find compromise on a balanced budget with structural reforms that will put the state on the path to prosperity.