BY TINA SFONDELES – CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
Dunkin solidified his relationship with a powerful Republican ally, he also picked up a likely new enemy — unions.
On Tuesday, Dunkin sided with Rauner on two votes — one that would have reversed cuts the governor made to child care, and the other which would have restored cuts to community care for the elderly and people with disabilities. The bills also would have curtailed Rauner’s powers to make such changes in the future.
Dunkin said he told House Democrats to trust Rauner and his agreement to restore funding. After Dunkin abstained from voting, Democratic Rep. Jaime Andrade took Dunkin’s nameplate out and threw it on the Republican side of the floor.