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ILLINOIS SENATE

VOTE CHART: 2008

JC

JD

DH

DK

IM

HS

JS

IS

Permit recall of state officials, judges and legislators

No

No

No

Yes

No

No

Yes

Yes

Pass $57 billion 2009 budget

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Ethics reform: ban pay-to-play, bar contractor contributions to state officials who award contracts

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Absent

Reject pay raises for state officials, judges and state legislators

Yes

Absent

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Absent

RTA/CTA reforms: impose $500 million in new taxes; allow Chicago to raise revenue stamps on property by $3; allow collar counties to hike sales tax

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

*

Yes

Yes

Approve concept of Lottery lease: set conditions and empower Lottery Control Board with oversight

Present

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Gaming: Issue one new riverboat license and two new Chicago casino licenses

No

Yes

Yes

No

Yes

No

No

Yes

Expand state medical assistance coverage for breast and cervical cancer, and for low-income patients

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Mandate electric rate freeze and refunds

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

*

Yes

Yes

CTA supplemental funding: $205 million for operations and $20 million for winter road maintenance

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Increase state funding by $88 million for 41 state agencies

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Appropriate $50 million for 8 state boards and commissions

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Present

Absent

Appropriate $2.2 billion for Civil Service Commission and Court of Claims

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Absent

Increase funding for low-income rental subsidies

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Use unclaimed state property to pay down $3.3 billion in unfunded state pension debt

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Domestic violence: allow electronic monitoring if violate Order of Protection

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

KEY:

JC: John Cullerton (D-6)

JD: Jim DeLeo (D-10)

DH: Don Harmon (D-39)

DK: Dan Kotowski (D-33)

IM: Iris Martinez (D-20)

HS: Heather Steans (D-7)

JS: Jeff Schoenberg (D-9)

IS: Ira Silverstein (D-8)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

* Steans not appointed when vote taken

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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 (09/19/2008 07:41)