Press Release - Republican Assemblymen Vote for the Budget Repair Bill

February 25, 2011 Contact: Bill Folk, Chairman, 414-975-3600

Republican Assemblymen Vote for the Budget Repair Bill

State Senate Democrats still on the run

After seventeen hours of public hearing and over sixty hours of assembly debate, Walker's Budget Repair Bill passed the State Assembly early this morning. With today being the deadline to refinance a portion of our debt State Senate Democrats are still running around Illinois trying to delay the Senate vote.

The Racine County Republican Party is proud to say that our local Republican Party Assemblymen all are on the record for this bill.

"Conservatives of Racine County know where their elected officials stand on this bill and are happy to be represented by them," stated Racine County Republican Party Chairman Bill Folk. "However, with all the debate over this bill I'm sure that Union leaders will not be so happy to hear that one of the most outspoken Assemblymen against this bill, Racine's own Cory Mason (D), did not represent them when it came time to vote." Rep. Mason is recorded as 'Not Voting' on the official roll call vote.

"We already hear the minority leader claiming that this was rammed through but the reality is that they acted like their Senate colleagues and did not represent their constituents by voting for or against this bill," said Chairman Folk. "With how passionate (Rep.) Mason was at the rallies earlier this week you would have thought that he would want to be on the record voting 'No' for this bill. Once again he (Mason) brings shame to his party and Racine County."