Saturday, October 29, 2011

Rest Easy, Illinois, Your Legislators Are On The Job

The first three days of this year's veto session weren't just about big problems like electric bill increases, shutting down mental health facilities, reforming State pensions and expanding gambling.  The General Assembly considered little questions, too.  Questions so small they even included a bill that not only marked the sparrow's fall, it made it illegal to pick up its tiny corpse.

The Legislature this week overrode Governor Pat Quinn’s full veto of a measure that allows residents to collect the carcasses of animals dead on roads. Quinn in a statement said he “believes this bill compromises the safety of people along roadways.” But state Rep. Roger Eddy, R-Hutsonville, said that if a person can pull off to the side of the road and change a tire safely, he should be able to collect roadkill safely.

You can read a wrapup of the first half of the veto session at: http://illinois.statehousenewsonline.com/7084/not-a-good-week-to-be-an-illinois-governor/

1 comment :

Anonymous said...

When these people do actually work, lookout citizens! I believe in two terms, then back to reality for these folks, and that's for all levels of public office.

Bob