Someone to Verify?
FOP? Weren't you staking your futures on this?
- Seriously Need your help. Senate Bill ( SB-777), was passed last May 2015, and it extends Chicago’s payment (of 515 million dollars) into the Police and Fire Pension for another 10 to 15 years. The money is presently due by 31 Dec 2016.
The police and fire accepted this bill because there was to be a bill providing for a casino in Chicago, and all the profits from that casino would go into the police and fire pension for 5 years or until both were 90% funded.
This bill, (SB-777) was sent to the governor on the 31st of March this year. THERE IS NO CASINO BILL ATTACHED NOR IS THERE ANY RECORD OF ONE BEING PROPOSED. The governor can sign the bill, or leave in on his desk and in 60 days it will automatically become law.
We need you and your friends to call Governor Rauner in Springfield at 217-782-0244 and request that he VETO SB-777. Please do this as soon as possible. All you are required to do is to tell the person who you are and that you want the governor to veto SB-777.
You can also contact your elected state official and asked them to also contact the governor with this request.
Someone want to tell the class what the heck is going on? We certainly hope that the FOP wasn't sold a bill of goods for a decade-plus grace period for a "casino" that isn't going to happen?