- Published: Wednesday, March 25, 2015 05:59 PM
State Senator Gary Forby issued the following statement in response to Attorney General Lisa Madigan's opinion that those who want to bust unions would have to go through the General Assembly and that local governments could not pursue such policies.
"I guess that's that. The Attorney General's opinion makes it pretty clear this is a matter for state lawmakers, and the Southern Illinois lawmakers I know – on both sides of the aisle – aren't going to hurt working families," said Senator Forby (D – Benton).
"Maybe now the governor can start focusing on putting people back to work in Southern Illinois. People around here just want jobs where they'll be respected with an honest wage for an honest day's work."