MACOMB – In reaction to today’s vote in the Illinois House to provide a taxpayer-funded bailout for Exelon Generation, Rep. Norine Hammond (R-Macomb), issued the following statement.
“I would have liked to have had an opportunity to reach out to my constituents to see how this impacts both residential and commercial customers in my district. While many have been working on this for months, the final product moved very quickly and I felt this merited more careful consideration,” said Hammond.
“Taxpayers cannot afford to start bailing out multi-billion-dollar energy companies now and I cannot support doing so. Downstate Illinois taxpayers should not have to pay the bill to bail out energy companies at a time when we don’t even have a State Budget in place. It’s unconscionable to put this cost on the backs of downstate taxpayers,” Hammond continued.
Senate Bill 2184 passed the Illinois House by a vote of 63-38.