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Trotter’s efforts to tackle the bill backlog pay off: governor takes action

trotter 090717SPRINGFIELD— Following a press conference Assistant Majority Leader Donne Trotter (D-Chicago) held in Chicago Tuesday urging the governor to use the borrowing authority given to him through Senate Bill 42, the governor’s office announced today it plans to use the tool.

“I’m glad to see the governor is taking the General Assembly’s lead and is using the bonding authority given to him that will help save taxpayers billions over the next 12 years,” Senator Trotter said.

“If only he’d made this decision back in July, instead of vetoing the legislation and forcing an override he could have saved taxpayers millions. As of today, this delay has cost the state approximately $132 million. This step will finally help pay down the state’s debt and provide a sense of financial stability our state so desperately needs.”

Senator Donne E. Trotter


17th District
Assistant Majority Leader

Years served: 1988–1993 (House); 1993–Present (Senate)

Committee assignments: Energy and Public Utilities; Appropriations I; Executive; Appropriations II (Vice-Chairperson); Committee of the Whole.

Biography: Senior hospital administrator; born Jan. 30th, 1950, in Cairo; B.A., Chicago State University; M.J., Loyola University School of Law; married (wife, Rose), has four children.

Associated Representative(s): Marcus C. Evans Jr., Elgie R. Sims Jr.