The Chicago Sun-Times is reporting, “Senate Republicans joined Democrats on Wednesday in rejecting Gov. Bruce Rauner’s denunciation of a debt transparency bill as a form of “political manipulation” by his Democratic enemies — overwhelmingly overriding the governor’s veto.
The override passed the Senate 52 to 3, with no debate. The three opposing the override were Senate Republican Leader Bill Brady, his deputy GOP leader, Sen. Dave Syverson of Rockford, and Sen. Jim Oberweis of Sugar Grove.
State Comptroller Susana Mendoza, who backed the bill, said the override by the Senate on Wednesday and the House last month are hopefully “a really good indicator of better days to come of bipartisan cooperation amongst the rank and file members of the Legislature…”