Failure to override veto of SB 1229: Great win for taxpayers

By John Tillman
The failure of the Illinois House of Representatives to override Gov. Bruce Rauner’s veto of Senate Bill 1229 represents a great win for taxpayers on two fronts. First, taxpayers’ voice in AFSCME negotiations was protected. The governor, not an unelected and unaccountable arbitrator, will set the terms of the next contract. But the failure of...

TAGS: AFSCME: American Federation of State County and Municipal Employees, Bruce Rauner, Mike Madigan, SB 1229