They're back, and they want to squeeze every penny out of you they can.
The Illinois Fall Veto Session is set for October 25, 26, and 27 and November 8, 9, and 10.
While the intent of the Fall Veto Session is to override vetoes of bills that occurred over the summer, the legislature sometimes attempts to pass new legislation when most of their constituents aren't looking.
This year we have much to be concerned about.
Automated Speed Enforcement (ASE) Systems are coming to an intersection near you - unless you take action to stop it.
The scheme is the brainchild of Mayor Rahm Emanuel in Chicago. Emanuel is desperate to fund his outrageous budget, and he has enlisted Speaker Madigan to carry out his egregious plan.
Speaker Madigan has introduced HB 3851, which will permit ASE's in designated "safety zones."
Automated Speed Enforcement Systems, much like Red Light Cameras, are an effective means for local governments to raise money to fund their out-of-control spending.
Many citizens wrongly believe these cameras promote safety and target "law-breakers"--making the cameras a "public good."
But according to our friends at CameraFraud, "There is no independent oversight to ensure the accuracy of the cameras and sensors."
And while few people would argue that one mile-an-hour over the speed limit represents a safety-hazard, there is nothing in this bill to stop city councils from establishing a threshold that low to trigger a fine.
That's right, one mile-an-hour over the speed limit could cost you a $100.00 fine.
Many local governments have spent outside of their means for years, never considering that our economy would suffer the way it has. Now that revenues are down, they are desperately searching for ways to fund their bloated budgets.
Click here to find contact information for your State Representative and State Senator. Demand that they vote against HB 3851.
Illinois legislators can't seem to get enough of your money.
Last year we saw an extended Lame Duck Session that ended with a 66% tax increase on struggling citizens. This year, the stage seems to be set for more of the same abuse--unless we take action to stop them.
Tell the legislature NO on Automated Speed Enforcement Systems!