State Senator Sue Rezin (R-Morris) issued the following statement following the 1 a.m. Senate passage of comprehensive energy legislation that preserves Illinois’ nuclear fleet:
“While I don’t agree with every aspect of this legislation, what I do support is the fact that this bill will preserve our nuclear fleet and keep thousands of good-paying jobs in our state.
“Going into tonight, thousands of union workers wondered if they would lose their jobs and be forced to move from the communities that they call home. With the passage of Senate Bill 18, we take an important step in securing a better energy future for Illinois.
“Again, this bill is far from perfect, and is the essence of compromise. All compromise is based on give and take. No good compromise leaves everyone happy. I would like to thank everyone who fought to get this bill across the finish line in order to ensure that our nuclear fleet stays operational and thousands of hard working Illinoisans aren’t forced out of the jobs and communities they love.
“I now urge the House of Representatives to pass this vital legislation.”