“We’ll be talking to him very shortly,” Daley told reporters today.
When asked about the consequences for the city if the bill is not signed, Daley said, “We have to make sure we have the best convention atmosphere because people depend off of it — both local, county and state governments basically get a huge amount of money off it. That’s realistic. A lot of sales tax coming in.”
“And in turn, a lot of jobs directly and indirectly related to the
convention industry,” he said.
The mayor’s remarks add to the pressure on Quinn, who is weighing
legislation that passed both houses of the General Assembly by big
margins. And Quinn is likely to feel more heat tomorrow, when he meets
with some of the city’s biggest trade show organizers who are pushing
On the other side, at least two labor unions are strongly opposed, and
the possibility of a legal challenge has been raised.