At the conclusion of the budget session last Thursday, where the Illinois General Assembly approved a stopgap budget for social services and a year long budget for education, a local lawmaker called on the House of Representatives to address the Clinton and Quad Cities nuclear power plants.
Speaking on the House Floor, Representative Bill Mitchell says there's 700 good paying jobs at stake in DeWitt County and even more for contracted workers.
Rep. Mitchell says it's time for Illinois to stop talking about jobs in Illinois and actually do something about it.
The legislature continues to work on legislation to bring nuclear power in line with other energy sources in Illinois. Rep. Mitchell recently called that progress 'incremental.'