MOKENA- State Representative Tim Ozinga (R-Mokena) is calling on other legislators in the Illinois General Assembly to support a veto override of Senate Bill 76 that lifts the current ban on constructing new nuclear energy facilities.
“Illinois deserves the ability to build safe, reliable, and cost-efficient nuclear energy facilities in order to meet our energy needs,” said Ozinga. “Senate Bill 76 would remove the current moratorium on nuclear facilities and allow us to move towards an energy-independent future for our state, which is why I proudly joined as a co-sponsor on this bill. Unfortunately, Governor Pritzker put the interests of progressive activist groups before the people of Illinois and vetoed this bill.”
Senate Bill 76 received overwhelming bipartisan support in both chambers of the General Assembly and passed with a vote of 84-22-3 in the House and 36-14 in the Senate.
Ozinga concluded, “To my colleagues on the other side of the aisle, I say this: In today’s hyper-partisan political landscape, finding common ground can feel impossible. Do not squander this opportunity to reach across the aisle and work together on an issue that we all agree on. Join us in voting to override the Governor’s veto. The people of our state deserve a cooperative government that is dedicated to choosing solutions, not sides.”