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Senate considers Grand Bargain, Republicans provide little support

Sen. Pat McGuireMcGuire: “‘Not yet,’ is beginning to sound like ‘Never.’”

SPRINGFIELD — State Sen. Pat McGuire, D-Joliet, made the following statement Wednesday after the Senate took action on legislation included in the Grand Bargain package:

“The twelve bills comprising the Grand Bargain were introduced back on January 11,” McGuire said. “They have repeatedly been modified to win bipartisan support. Yet the Rauner Republicans continue to say ‘Not yet,’ which is beginning to sound like ‘Never.’”

Sen. Pat McGuire

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43rd District

Years served:
2012 - Present

Committee assignments: Appropriations II; Environment and Conservation; Higher Education (Chairperson); Revenue; State Government (Vice-Chairperson); Transportation; Subcommittee on Capital.

Biography: Former teacher, school board member, Will County treasurer and Braidwood City Clerk; attended Joliet Catholic schools from first grade through college; married (Lora) with one daughter (Molly).

Associated Representatives:
John Connor
Lawrence Walsh, Jr.