Smart Grid Bill
The Illinois Campaign for Political Reform says ComEd and other backers of the newly passed and re-jiggered Smart Grid bill outspent opponents by a margin of four to one this year on campaign contributions at the state House.
Illinois lawmakers rebuked Gov. Pat Quinn on Tuesday as senators took a step toward overriding his veto on high-profile electricity legislation and House Speaker Michael Madigan criticized his no-layoff agreement with a major union.
Gov. Pat Quinn says he’ll fight to sustain his veto of the “Smart Grid” bill pushed by ComEd, saying the veto is all that stands between the public and exorbitant utility rates.