Illinois lawmakers reject right-to-work measure

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SPRINGFILED — Illinois House Speaker Mike Madigan called a vote on a proposal to make Illinois a right-to-work state.

It was controversial because Governor Bruce Rauner, who has been pushing it as part of his pro-business plan, never filed a bill with the legislature. Madigan put together a bill using the Governor’s talking points.

The measure to let employees opt out of unions did not receive a single “yes” vote. 72 lawmakers voted against it, 37 voted “present”.

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  • Scott Shipman

    So, a Democrat leader wrote a bill based on someone else’s talking points, that all Democrats voted against? This isnt how policy is supposed to be made. The democrat party is fool of clowns if you ask me.