(by 6 votes).
But Rep. Steven Andersson of Geneva suggested it be honorary. The Republican floor leader says even Obama wouldn't want the cash-strapped state to give state workers another paid day off.
He noted that Tampico, Illinois native, and 40th president Ronald Reagan's Feb. 6th birthday isn't a holiday.
The vote was 54-57. Harper used a procedure allowing another vote later.
Yeah, another day for state employees here to take off while everybody else works.