Democrat State Senator punches colleague on chamber floor

Phil Boehmke
There is never a dull moment in the Illinois Legislature.  In the bluest of blue states the Republican minority isn't supposed to question the ruling Democrats.  Apparently Senator Kyle McCarter (R-Lebanon) didn't read his copy of How to win friends and meekly submit to the will of the ruling Democrats, but lucky for him fellow Senator Mike Jacobs (D-East Moline) was willing to teach him how things work in the capitol. With the spring session drawing to a close, McCarter foolishly chose to act on behalf of his constituents by opposing a bill sponsored by Jacobs.  The Bloomington Pantagraph reports: The fracas started during a debate over legislation being sponsored by Jacobs that would grant Commonwealth Edison and Ameren Illinois automatic rate hikes in exchange for the utilities upgrading their equipment.   McCarter pointed out that Jacobs' father, former state Sen. Denny Jacobs, is a registered lobbyist for ComEd.  Although the senator noted his father's...(Read Full Post)

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