Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn gave a nearly $86,000 state job to a former lame-duck lawmaker who supplied one of the votes needed to pass his major income tax increase, but the governor's office and former state Rep. Careen Gordon both said Friday that there was no connection between the actions.No word yet from U.S. Attorney Patrick Fitgerald on this one.
"In the seven years and couple weeks I was in the legislature, my vote was never for sale," Gordon said. "Sometimes, there's just no conspiracy."
Saturday, January 15, 2011
The Chicago Tribune reports:
Posted by Steve Bartin at 12:55 PM