They don’t come any dumber than Dennis. Unfortunately, a fair number are as dumb.
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. â€” Flavored tobacco rolling papers that critics say are used to smoke marijuana would be banned under a plan approved by the Illinois House.
The House gave its OK to the bill sponsored by Rep. Dennis Reboletti Thursday night. The legislation would also toughen the penalty for heroin sales. […]
The bill would also send anyone who sells 3 or more grams of heroin to prison. The threshold is now 5 grams.
What a schmuck. He apparently thinks the state is just rolling in money.
In the meantime, the state legislature is gridlocked over how to resolve the Constitutional requirement that they pay their debts, they’re cutting education spending right and left, have run out of new casino income streams, and are pretty much broke.
But Dennis figures they can always spend some money hassling small store owners who sell rolling papers. And prisons? There’s always room for more. Right?
I wonder if former prosecutor Reboletti ever figured out that sending people to prison costs money.
He certainly can’t prove that either provision will actually do anything useful. It’s all about grandstanding with the taxpayers’ money.
Time for the residents of Elmhurst to take out the trash and elect someone responsible.