Tuesday, August 30, 2005

Oh Baby!

Can't believe that I didn't even realize that this had been signed by the Governor. It just goes to show what can be done when people are willing to work together. Or at least try. Back in March, the Sun-Times did a good piece on the backdrop of the Born-Alive bill. It's a little hard to read the pdf, but you can get the idea of what went down.

Kudos to my friend Rep. Brandon Phelps and everybody else that helped reach this historic outcome.


At August 30, 2005 at 7:58 AM, Blogger Bill said...

Congratulations on this bill. This shows what great things can happen when real leaders put aside partisan differences to work together to do the right thing...and manage to keep the whackos on the sidelines.
This legislation would not have become law without your efforts.

At August 30, 2005 at 8:50 AM, Blogger Rep. John Fritchey said...

Thanks much for the kind words. There are a lot of people who deserve credit for this, not the least of whom is Sen. Emil Jones who had to step up to seal the deal - and did.

I agree though, that if we can get past the baseline politics and focus on results, there is probably very little that cannot be accomplished.

At August 30, 2005 at 10:13 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

John... I hope you aren't going to link the Illinois Leader as a credible source of information too much. Just giving you a hard time.

At August 30, 2005 at 2:18 PM, Blogger Amy Allen said...

Hats off, Representative Fritchey. Your legislative finesee can not be underestimated.


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