State Representatives Mike Fortner and Steve Andersson Vote for Tax Hike

State Representatives Mike Fortner and Steve Andersson, both representing parts of Batavia Township, joined the Democrats led by Mike Madigan to override Republican Governor Bruce Rauner’s veto of a budget that includes a massive 32% income tax increase. They were 2 of only 10 Republicans to vote to override the veto, providing Madigan with the minimum number of votes necessary.

Efforts are underway to find candidates to run against them in the next Republican primary.

Their reasoning for their votes can be found here:

Rep. Mike Fortner

Rep. Steve Andersson