In his first five months as a state senator, Kyle McCarter is quickly learning a lot about state government. And already, he’s seeing some things that he doesn’t like or understand.
At the top of that list is the plan of Gov. Pat Quinn to lay off 2,600 state employees, including 127 at Vandalia Correctional Center.
McCarter (R-Lebanon) has been opposed to that plan from the time Quinn introduced it early in July, but is now even more prepared to fight it after taking his first visit of VCC.