- Published: Tuesday, August 23, 2016 11:00 AM
Late last week, Gov. Rauner vetoed legislation that would have reopened the Hardin County Work Camp, which closed earlier this year as a casualty of the state budget impasse and took more than 60 jobs out of the 59th District. State Senator Gary Forby (D-Benton) released the following statement:
“Am I disappointed? Yes. Am I shocked? No.
“This governor doesn’t give a lick about Southern Illinois. He’s just another snake-oil salesman from Chicago. Closing down state facilities in parts of the state that truly need an economic boost just doesn’t make sense.
“This bill received bipartisan support because lawmakers on both sides of the aisle understand the importance of the work being done at the camp and the economic impact to the surrounding communities.
“The only explanation I can come up with is that he’s just a terrible governor.”