Capitol Fax.com – Your Illinois News Radar » Beware reforms: Part 52,947

6 Jan

Rep. Jim Durkin might wish this week that he’d kept quiet instead of talking to his local paper late last week…

At least one suburban legislator is rankled by last-ditch efforts to pass laws on controversial issues during the lame duck session in Springfield.

State Rep. Jim Durkin, R-82nd, Western Springs, said moves to rush through laws banning assault weapons and allowing same-sex marriage are unfair to voters.

“I’ve had it with the 11th hour passage of bills which do not get the thorough vetting before the public and members of the legislature,” Durkin said. […]

“I have been in the minority party for a great amount of time, and it’s sickening to watch this process play out,” he said. “It should disgust the voters in Illinois.”

* Durkin even went so far as to say there oughtta be a law… More…

via Capitol Fax.com – Your Illinois News Radar » Beware reforms: Part 52,947.

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