The Woz has come out strong against lame duck tax increases and other post-election shenanigans by enthusiastically backing a bill by House Minority Leader Jim Durkin that would require General Assembly business to end by Election Day and only allow special sessions under certain strict circumstances. It would also move up Inauguration Day to the second Wednesday in December, all in hopes of bringing more accountability to government.
Don’t know if Neil Anderson backs this bill or not. From what I can tell, his campaign seems to center around the fact that people should vote for him because he isn’t a Democrat.
In further Woz news, SJR reports:
“National Republican legislative groups say eliminating Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan’s Democratic super majority is among the top goals in the 2014 election, and are pledging financial assistance and other help to local party members…there are up to 7 House seats that the Republicans hope to pick up…including seats currently held by state Democrat Reps….Mike Smiddy of Hillsdale.”
The thinking here is that if Rauner wins, it will be easier to move legislation through the General Assembly if Madigan’s super majority is smashed—and power to ’em!
But there is no flight from reality among ILGOP leadership, as Jim Durkin points out:
“It’s going to be difficult…We’ve got to get out there and work for it.”