Both of the state representatives for Spot's hometown, Ron Erhardt and Neil Peterson (the latter's district includes prestigious West Bloomington, too) voted to override the governor's veto of the transportation bill that included some new taxes for transportation. Both are among the small group of Republicans who voted for the override.
This had to be a difficult vote for each of them, especially Erhardt, who is facing an endorsement challenge. The endorsing convention is coming up very soon, too. It wouldn't hurt, boys and girls, to let Reps. Erhardt and Peterson know that you appreciate their action; the right-wing blogs are already howling.
Apparently, the Senate will take up the override shortly. It's a virtual slam-dunk there.
The old saying is that you get what you pay for, but you also have to pay for what you get.