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Key Votes

2006 Illinois Key Votes

Date State Bill No. Bill Title Outcome
May 4, 2006 IL SB 1520 2006-2007 Budget Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (31 - 27)
May 3, 2006 IL SB 1520 2006-2007 Budget Bill Passed - House (64 - 49)
May 2, 2006 IL SB 2872 Local Government Facility Lease Act Bill Passed - House (65 - 46)
April 26, 2006 IL HB 1918 Support Horseracing Through Riverboat Casinos in Chicago Bill Passed - House (70 - 32)
April 6, 2006 IL SB 3053 Bond Authorization Bill Failed - Senate (32 - 26)
April 6, 2006 IL SB 668 Funding for Schools, Universities, and Roads Bill Failed - Senate (32 - 26)
March 29, 2006 IL HB 1917 Support Horseracing Through Riverboat Gambling Bill Failed - House (58 - 52)

About the Selection and Description of Key Votes

Vote Smart provides easy access to Congressional and state voting records and maintains a collection of key votes grouped by issue. Vote Smart uses the following criteria to select key votes:

  1. The vote should be helpful in portraying how a member stands on a particular issue
  2. The vote should be clear for any person to understand
  3. The vote has received media attention
  4. The vote was passed or defeated by a very close margin
  5. Occasionally, if a specific bill is consistently inquired about on the Voter's Research Hotline, the vote will be added

Vote Smart provides a summary of the version of the bill text associated with each selected key vote. The summary does not necessarily reflect the content of the final version of the bill. Summaries are written by Vote Smart's staff and interns, who adhere to the project's strict policies and procedures in order to guarantee absolute impartiality and accuracy. Each key vote selection is reviewed by the project's community of advisors, who are political scientists and journalists from all fifty states.

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