Wednesday, April 30, 2008

It Must be Snowing in Hell

I just don't have the time (or energy) to fully elaborate on this right now, but suffice it to say that today, in the words of our Governor, was 'mostly and up day'. But in this case, it really was.

While a lot of people, myself included at times, never thought that it would happen, I had the privilege to stand with a number of my colleagues and others as we announced a historic agreement on legislation to prohibit pay-to-play politics in Illinois.

The agreement was a long time in the making, but it's days like this that make you feel good about the job. There are a lot of people that deserve credit, but I want to especially give a nod to Comptroller Hynes for his leadership on this issue dating back over three years, Sens. Harmon and Halvorson for their efforts, Cindi Canary of the Illinois Campaign for Political Reform, and our staffs who put in a lot of time up to the very last minute to help make this happen.

This measure should be on the Governor's desk within two weeks.


At April 30, 2008 at 8:01 PM, Blogger Rob said...

You looked a little bit lonely up there Representative, but its good to see you held your own among all those Senators. Bi-Partisan AND bi-house sadly seems rare these days, but its good to see all is not lost.

Here's to a speedy passage, thank you and congratulations to all who worked on this undertaking.


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