For the record, 23 GOP Representatives voted for the spending bill SB 9.   This authorized the spending for the budget year 2017-2018.

The other half of the budget was the SB 6 which was the revenue portion and included the tax hike that passed on June 30, 2017 with 15 Republican votes.

SB 6 was vetoed by Governor Rauner and then overridden by both the House with 10 Republican votes and the Senate with 1 Republican vote – Dale Righter.

Which Republicans voted for the spending plan?   All of these listed below.

Do you see that at least 3 leaders of the Republican Party voted for the spending plan?     Now look next to their name and you’ll see if they voted for the revenue Bill (SB 6- tax hike).

Why would anyone vote to spend the money but not the revenue part of the bill?   Because Republicans still want to spend our tax dollars but not be “on the record” supporting a tax increase.

For background on why Gov. Rauner and his GOP lieutenants engineered the tax hike vote and feigned – for political purposes – that they were against it, read,  “Sold out: Rauner cuts tax hike deal with Illinois Policy Institute”  and   “Why isn’t AFP targeting Rauner’s “pet” GOP legislators on tax hike veto?”

List of Republican representatives:

Steven A. Andersson   –  Voted for spending and revenue (tax hike) and voted to override veto

Avery Bourne     -Voted for spending only

Dan Brady –       Voted for spending only

Terri Bryant  –       Voted for spending and revenue (tax hike) and voted to override veto (Heavily supported by the Rauner-funded Liberty Principles PAC).

Tim Butler    –    Voted for spending only

John Cabello   – Voted for spending only

John Cavaletto   – Voted for spending and revenue (tax hike) but not for override veto

C.D. Davidsmeyer  – Voted for spending and revenue (tax hike) but not for override veto

House Republican Leader Jim Durkin  –    Voted for spending only

Mike Fortner –     Voted for spending and revenue (tax hike) and voted to override veto

Assistant Republican Leader Norine K. Hammond  –  Voted for spending,  revenue (tax hike) & voted to override veto

David Harris   – Voted for spending and revenue (tax hike) and voted to override veto

Assistant Republican Leader Chad Hays* -Voted for spending and revenue (tax hike) and voted to override veto (*Also released letter after the veto override vote that he wasn’t running for reelection).

Sara Wojcicki Jimenez    -Voted for spending and revenue (tax hike) and voted to override veto (Appointed by Gov. Rauner and former chief of staff to Diana Rauner. Jimenez received more than $300,000 from the Illinois GOP since she was appointed).

Charles Meier   – Voted for spending and revenue (tax hike) but not for override veto

Bill Mitchell         – Voted for spending – no vote for revenue (tax hike) and voted to override veto

Reginald Phillips     -Voted for spending and revenue (tax hike) and voted to override veto  (Heavily supported by the Rauner-funded Liberty Principles PAC).

Robert W. Pritchard    Voted for spending and revenue (tax hike) and voted to override veto

David Reis   – Voted for spending and Revenue (tax hike) but not for override veto

Dave Severin  –  Voted for spending only

Brian W Stewart  –   Voted for spending only

Michael D Unes    -Voted for spending and revenue (tax hike) and voted to override veto

David A Welter –   Voted for spending only

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