ILCS HB3888 Derailed: How environmental justice lost to ‘The Machine’ PART 3

It was obvious that HB3888 was merely intended to provide cover for Rita Mayfield that even Capital Fax’s Springfield blogger, Rich Miller wrote, “The backstory is that Rep Rita Mayfield (D-Waukegan) has a primary opponent who is an EtO activist. So, they got the job done for her in the House….”

ILCS HB3888 Derailed: How environmental justice lost to ‘The Machine’

Rita Mayfield, however, has a donor that profile reads like a who’s-who of Republican backers with everything from Monsanto, to chemical lobbies, oil and gas, banks, pro-life and pro-choice groups, and even two Charles Koch charities; one of which lobbies for charter schools. Her voting record is also a ruddy hue of purple, not blue, as she declined to support LGTB marriage, voted with many across the state to enact an ALEC sponsored bill to criminalize protests of projects like the Keystone Pipeline,