From Illinois News Network
There were hundreds of protesters at the state capitol Wednesday decrying proposed cuts under Governor Bruce Rauner’s budget for the coming fiscal year.
“To Governor Ruaner: Shame on you!” protesters yelled outside the capitol.
The group filled the capitol rotunda before marching through Springfield Wednesday. At one moment during House floor debate, protesters unrolled a banner that said “tax the one percent” and were then ejected from the chamber, but the ruckus lasted several minutes disrupting debate.
Representative Ron Sandack found the timing curious: “I just wonder why it’s taking as long as it is. This is a little unprecedented and I suspect that if a group of taxpayers were down here complaining about what we tax we’d get them out of this chamber a heck of a lot sooner.”
After disrupting the House, the group marched down Capitol Avenue in Springfield with a coffin while wearing t-shirts saying, “Who will you choose?”