Bryant says yes to tax hike with SB 9 veto override vote
Rep. Terry Bryant (R-Murphysboro) and nine other GOP House members joined Democrats to override Gov. Bruce Rauner’s veto of three budget bills. The vote put an end to a budget impasse that lasted more than two years.
Senate Bills 6, 9 and 42 passed the House and Senate but were vetoed swiftly by Rauner. The Senate moved just as fast to override the governor’s veto, and with the House’s vote, the budget bills took effect, including a permanent income tax increase.
GOP legislators who also voted to override Rauner's veto were Reps. Steven Andersson (R-Geneva), Reginald Phillips (R-Charleston), Chad Hays (R-Danville), Mike Fortner (R-West Chicago), Norine K. Hammond (R-Macomb), David Harris (R-Mount Prospect), Sara Wojcicki Jimenez (R-Springfield), Bill Mitchell (R-Forsyth) and Michael D. Unes (R-East Peoria).
All the representative who voted to override SB 9 also cast yes votes on SB 6, with the exception of Rep. Dave Severin (R-Benton), who voted yes on SB 6 and no in SB 9.
Republican leaders had said the bills didn't include the kind of reform the state needs long term. In all, 10 Republicans voted to override Rauner’s veto.
SB 6 sets up a $36 billion state budget. SB 9 is expected to raise more than $5 billion in revenue through personal income and corporate tax hikes. And SB 42 is known as a “paperwork” bill that implements the budget