SPRINGFIELD - State Rep. David McSweeney (R-Barrington) voted against Speaker Madigan's 32% tax hike Sunday - a Democrat-led move he's been fighting for weeks. Monday morning, he filed a repeal to the tax with the House - an attempt that will need Speaker Madigan's approval to move forward.
Sunday, Rep. McSweeney was clearly frustrated with his fellow Republicans.
"Fifteen Republican House members waved the white flag of surrender to Speaker Michael J. Madigan and passed his massive tax increase. It's time for Governor Rauner to immediately tell the people of this state that he'll veto this terrible bill if it reaches his desk," he said Sunday afternoon.
Rauner did announce his intention to veto the bill Sunday afternoon, despite the 15 GOP supporters that would provide enough votes to override the governor's veto.
McSweeney's HB 4078 was filed Monday morning. Already, several Republicans have signed on to the bill -Rep. David McSweeney - Jeanne M Ives - David A. Welter - Peter Breen - Nick Sauer, Margo McDermed, Allen Skillicorn, Tony McCombie, Lindsay Parkhurst, Keith P. Sommer, Barbara Wheeler and Brad Halbrook