Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Illinois House votes down Obama birthday holiday

There is some rare good political news out of Illinois tonight.

From NBC Chicago:
Illinois lawmakers did not pass a bill that would have designated former President Barack Obama's birthday a state holiday, the Chicago Tribune is reporting.

Republicans voiced concern over the other Illinois presidents, such as Ronald Reagan, not having similar holidays, the newspaper reported. They also noted the economic cost of closing state buildings on such a holiday.
But the measure failed by only six votes. Still, it's a win for common sense and fiscal sanity.

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