Illinois lawmakers are saying no to a bill that would eliminate the office of lieutenant governor. The measure failed to pass through the state senate. Some officials believe abolishing the lieutenant governor position could have saved the state $1.6 million.
The amendment eliminating the lieutenant governor’s office need 36 votes to pass. It received 21 votes in its favor. If the state’s removed the position of lieutenant governor, the attorney general would be next in line behind the governor.