House Speaker Madigan canceled a planned override of Gov. Bruce Rauner’s veto of a school funding measure — “in light of progress” made.
One of the bill’s chief sponsors called it a “fix” to a problem exposed by the Chicago Sun-Times.
“The cartoon was removed days ago. And the governor – as a white male – does not have anything more to add to the discussion.”
Conservative firebrand Joe Walsh tweeted if he signs the immigration bill, “Governor Rauner is done.”
Bucking tradition, Illinois Democrats this year decided to cancel the Illinois State Fair rally that usually followed the annual breakfast.
The North Side Democrat denounced the cartoon as “s—,” prompting Democrats to rise in a standing ovation, with Republicans quickly joining in.
The Illinois Senate voted on Sunday to override the veto. But an override in the House will require Republican votes.
“I vehemently disagree with the president’s comments about the tragedy in Charlottesville,” Rauner said.
“I hope the president clarifies his remarks once again,” Davis said after the Illinois Republican Party and County Chairmen’s Association breakfast.
In both ads, paid for by Gov. Bruce Rauner’s campaign, the governor’s amendatory veto is lauded as increasing school funding and providing equity.