Measure to eliminate Lt. Gov position clears one more hurdle

State Representative David McSweeney passed HJRCA18 a measure that would eliminate the job of Lieutenant Governor in the state of Illinois.

Rep. McSweeney garnered bipartisan support by citing that the measure will save the State money and eliminate redundancies. It will have a positive fiscal impact on the state’s budget as it would eliminate the salary and operating costs of the Office of the Lt. Governor. For fiscal year 2013, the Lieutenant Governor's salary was $135,900 and total office appropriations were approximately $2 million.

The Attorney General would be next in line to assume the duties of Governor if necessary.

If the constitutional amendment passes in the Senate it will be placed on the 2014 ballot for voters to approve.