Following the adjournment of the Illinois House of Representatives fall veto session, House Deputy Minority Leader Ryan Spain (R-Peoria) issued the following statement:
“While I’m pleased the General Assembly sent legislation to the Governor to end our 36-year moratorium on nuclear energy development, it’s extremely disappointing no action was taken on several other important issues during this veto session,” said Spain. “Nothing was done to address ethics reform, even as Ed Burke stands trial in federal court right now, nor anything to address tax and regulatory reform for families and small businesses.
“Most distressingly though, Speaker Welch refused to call legislation to preserve the Invest in Kids scholarship program. Come January, thousands of underprivileged students and their families across our state will be left behind because Democrats bowed to the wishes of special interest over the needs of children. It’s a shameful end to this program that gave hope to so many children.”