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Breaking their very own guidelines, Democrats increase taxes

The Democratic supermajority broke their very own Home Guidelines through the remaining hours of session after they allowed lawmakers to vote 3 times on one piece of laws to boost taxes. The invoice handed on the third vote after failing twice earlier than.

Nonetheless, Home Guidelines solely permit for 2 votes. In accordance with Rule 72, if laws on concurrence fails to go the second time, the invoice can’t be known as once more for an additional vote. Until, in fact you might be within the supermajority. By permitting a 3rd vote, Democratic leaders have been in a position to persuade a number of of their very own to alter their votes. So, in an in a single day session, the tax hike measure handed at 4:30 within the morning, on the third strive.

Home Republican Deputy Chief Patrick Windhorst explains Rule 72 and the way Illinois Democrats broke their very own “Home Guidelines” to pressure their will and tax enhance on the folks of Illinois.

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