News

On Referenda, Rauner Refers to “Failure of Leadership”

On Referenda, Rauner Refers to “Failure of Leadership”

The Republican nominee for governor isn’t against including non-binding referenda on the ballot, but he’s not exactly for them, either.

Several are being proposed by state legislators, dealing with the minimum wage, the  temporary income tax increase, and a proposed tax on millionaires. Rauner says these are
questions lawmakers should answer.

“These advisory referenda are fine. You know what, the reality is, it’s a failure of leadership
in Springfield to come up with real solutions,” Rauner said. “These toothless referenda really don’t mean much.”

The House has already approved the referendum on minimum wage and the millionaires’ tax. Both require Senate approval, but even if they’re approved by voters, the General Assembly won’t be under any obligation to take action on those issues.

 

Recent Headlines

in Local

Fox Lake Update: Tipster Allegedly Lied

Fresh
FOX LAKE AP

Countless man-hours wasted in Gliniewicz investigation

in Local

Woman Accused of Fatal Accident Wants New Attorney

ANDREA LITTLE 102052

Andrea Little had been expected to plead guilty.

in Local

Federal Grand Jury Indicts 2 Decatur Residents

jail

Two Decatur residents have been charged by a federal grand jury in Springfield.

in Local

House Fails to Override Veto of Union-Backed Bill

rauner

The House voted 68-34 to override Rauner's veto of the bill. It needed 71 votes to become law.

in Local

Child Care Assistance Program Changes Fail By One Vote

local_news_generic

A plan to restore state-subsidized child care assistance for low-income working parents has failed by one vote in the Illinois House.