Radogno uses Lameduck Republicans to Support Obamacare, Tax Hikes, and Democrats

SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Senate has passed HB 5007, which is a waiver for Cook County’s Medicaid system (see roll call below). The bill was passed with the stipulation that it will go into effect only if the Illinois General Assembly passes SB 2840 – the Medicaid Obamacare bill that includes a $1 per pack cigarette tax increase to set up health care exchanges in Illinois.

HB 5007 – sponsored by State Senator Kwame Raoul (D-Chicago) and Jeffrey Schoenberg (D-Evanston) passed in a 35 to 22 vote, with no questions or discussion on the Senate floor. And despite the fact that its passage did not require Republican votes, Senate Republican Leader Christine Radogno permitted (or urged), five lame duck GOP Senators to cross over and vote with the Democrats…

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2 Responses to Radogno uses Lameduck Republicans to Support Obamacare, Tax Hikes, and Democrats

  1. Tom Johnston says:

    To say that I am extremely angry after learning that my state senator, Tom Johnson, whose name is unfortunately too similar to mine (Tom JohnsTon) for comfort) is one of the sleaze-bag turncoats that voted for this bill is a gross understatement. Of course, he is not up for re-election soon. I will never forget this.

    I have lived in Illinois for all of my 63 years and it just gets more corrupt and ineptly run day by day. It is so bad, in my opinion, that my wife and I are seriously thinking of moving out of this state and never looking back. With politicians like this, Illinois is doomed.

  2. Tom Johnston says:

    Now I learn that my state senator, Mike Fortner, voted for this disaster of a bill too and that that allowed downstate democrats facing re-election to vote no. Something is very fishy here.