Saturday, January 15, 2011

Illinois State job goes to ex-lawmaker who supported tax hike

The Chicago Tribune reports:
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.

"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."
No word yet from U.S. Attorney Patrick Fitgerald on this one.