02072018CM0131 RSVILLA PARK— State Senator Tom Cullerton (D-Villa Park) released the following statement in response to Gov. Bruce Rauner’s amendatory veto of Senate Bill 2481 on Friday which would remove a $100,000 cap for state payouts in civil litigation:

“Gov. Bruce Rauner continues to fail our veterans. His gross mismanagement and failed leadership killed fourteen of our brave heroes. Now he refuses to give their families any resemblance of justice. His actions are absolutely disgusting and disgraceful. I will be working with Senator Michael Hastings to override the governor’s veto during veto session.”

The bill would allow families greater restitution for the loved ones who died as a result of state negligence and mismanagement. A total of 14 people have died and more than 60 have fallen ill at the Quincy Home from exposure to the Legionella bacterium since August 2015.

Senate Bill 2481 had passed the Senate and House with bipartisan support. The Senate is scheduled to return to Springfield on November 13, 2018 to consider the governor’s vetoes.

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