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2013-05-05 20:20:10

PEORIA, Ill., May 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The veto of Senate Bill 9 today is disappointing and a missed opportunity to not only create jobs here in Illinois, but to strengthen our electric system and improve service for residents. Enactment of Senate Bill 9 would ensure that the benefits of the Smart Grid program will be felt in Illinois for years to come. As workers and businesses complete the work needed to modernize the electrical grid, this will help generate increased investment and draw...

2013-05-05 16:20:11

CHICAGO, May 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The veto today of Senate Bill 9, the Smart Grid legislation, is a rejection of badly needed jobs and economic stimulus for Illinois. With unemployment in the double digits in our communities, our number one focus has to be job creation. Senate Bill 9 will result in the creation of good-paying jobs for years to come and ensure training opportunities for our workers. The Smart Grid program is also strengthening diverse businesses in our state. Nearly...

2012-07-31 14:21:43

SPRINGFIELD, Ill., July 31, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following was released today by the Illinois State Rifle Association (ISRA): As time soothes the sorrow in the aftermath of the Colorado murders, Illinois Governor Pat Quinn finds himself in the familiar role of being the life of the party who pulls a not-so-funny joke from his hat. Quinn's latest dud comes in the form of an amendatory veto that guts the language of a popular ammunition sales bill, replacing it with language...

2012-05-11 23:00:51

WWF, Greenpeace and Avaaz will today begin a mass mobilization of their 22 million supporters to call on Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff to veto the Forest Code bill passed by the House of Deputies. Washington, DC (PRWEB) May 11, 2012 Three of the world´s leading conservation and advocacy organizations will today begin a mass mobilization of their 22 million supporters to call on Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff to veto the Forest Code bill passed by the House of Deputies. WWF,...

2011-10-26 17:42:00

Association Blasts Lawmakers for Overriding Veto of SB1652 Statement from AARP Illinois Senior State Director Bob Gallo SPRINGFIELD, Ill., Oct. 26, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- "The General Assembly just sent a clear message to their constituents: Corporate interests and campaign cash trump the needs of Illinois consumers. "Today, lawmakers voted to override the Governor's veto of Senate Bill 1652 - guaranteeing higher electric rates for consumers and higher profits for ComEd and...

2011-10-26 13:52:00

TUCSON, Ariz., Oct. 26, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In an amicus curiae brief filed yesterday--one of the first to be submitted to the Supreme Court of the United States regarding the upcoming challenge to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, physicians explain why the Act should be overturned in its entirety. The brief, available at www.aapsonline.org, is filed by the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons (AAPS) and several individual physicians. "The Eleventh...

2011-10-25 14:00:00

Legislation would guarantee Annual Rate Increases, Huge Profits for ComEd, Ameren at Ratepayers Expense SPRINGFIELD, Ill., Oct. 25, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- With legislators back in Springfield, AARP Illinois, other advocacy groups and community organizations are bringing the voice of Illinois consumers to the State Capitol, to ensure that the Governor's veto of Senate Bill 1652 stands. The legislation, pushed by ComEd and Ameren, would increase electric rates annually for the next...

2011-09-12 11:07:00

AARP Commends Governor's Veto of SB1652 CHICAGO, Sept. 12, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is a statement from AARP Illinois Senior State Director Bob Gallo: "On behalf of our 1.7 million voting members, AARP would like to commend Governor Quinn for standing up for consumers and vetoing Senate Bill 1652. With the recent rise in gasoline and food prices along with increased taxes the citizens of Illinois are no longer in a position to foot the bill for what amounts to...

2011-08-29 11:51:00

AARP Urges Governor to Veto SB1652 Statement from AARP Illinois Senior State Director Bob Gallo SPRINGFIELD, Ill., Aug. 29, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- "As Senate Bill 1652 has finally been released by the Illinois Senate, AARP urges Governor Pat Quinn, on behalf of our 1.7 million Illinois members, to come through on his promises and veto this awful legislation that would allow utility companies like ComEd and Ameren to hit the wallets of millions of consumers with higher rates...

2011-07-08 13:30:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., July 8, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Governor Tom Corbett today vetoed House Bill 1696, a measure that would have imposed a temporary moratorium on court-ordered countywide reassessments. The moratorium would have applied only to Washington County. After an extensive legal review that included consultation with the Pennsylvania Office of Attorney General, Corbett said the legislation, as enacted, would violate Pennsylvania's Constitution. This is Governor Corbett's...