Today, Illinois State Representative Dwight Kay (R-Glen Carbon) and members of the House Republican caucus unveiled legislation to eliminate the lame duck session following the November general election cycle.
“Since the birth of the lame duck session, the voice of Illinois’ taxpayers have been ignored,” said Rep. Dwight Kay. “Lame duck sessions produce laws which otherwise have no chance at becoming law. In 2011, the legislature passed the 67% income tax hike just hours before I was sworn into office, the reason why the vote took place was because many of my colleagues including myself would have voted against the tax hike and it would have failed.”
Today, Illinois Governor Pat Quinn gave his annual State of the State Address to both chambers of the Illinois Legislature at the State Capitol in Springfield. While Quinn tried to paint Illinois’ economy as a bright picture, Illinois State Representative Dwight Kay (R-Glen Carbon) does not believe Quinn has worked with the legislature enough to focus on the issues which will get Illinois back on a track to prosperity.