From Reboot Illinois:
Unbelievable! @mdoubekrebootil and her neighbors pay to support 10 (yes 10) separate local governments! ow.ly/u2zlz #twill
This subject is evergreen—Illinois has the most governmental bodies of any other state, yet since all these little fiefdoms are occupied by members of both parties, every time legislation is introduced to reduce the number, it is shot down—pronto.
Next, from The New York Times:
Breaking News: Despite Rifts, G.O.P Has Election Edge, Poll Finds nyti.ms/1fsrDFR
Money quote from the link:
“Those stances among voters have not translated into support for the president’s party, a 42 percent say they will back Republicans in November, and 39 percent indicate they will back Democrats, a difference within the poll’s margin of sampling error.”
So it’s really even—if it even is. These media polls are done to create news, not reflect true public sentiment. It’s possible this was commissioned to whip up the Democrat base—or something else. Whatever, I don’t think the GOP should get cocky based on this NYT/CBS poll.
And speaking of getting cocky, Mike Smiddy and Pat Verschoore have introduced legislation asking the State O’ Illinois to fork over $1.5 million in taxpayer money in order to subsidize and entice some unnamed airline to provide direct service from the Moline airport to DC.
Hey, why not? It’s only money and Illinois is rolling in $$$$!