Only In Illinois Kids, Only In Illinois

Chicago Sun-Times:

“With votes tight for keeping a 2011 tax increase in place, the attorney for Rep. Derrick Smith has asked a federal judge to delay the start of his May 28th corruption trial by three days…Smith, who is charged with accepting a $7,000 bribe from an undercover FBI informant, lost his re-election bid last March despite heavy support from [Rep. Mike] Madigan’s political organization.”

Smith would be a “yes” vote to make permanent the “temporary” tax increase, but isn’t it interesting that even with a 71 member majority in the House, Madigan must depend not just on lame ducks, but potential jail birds to ram through his unpopular policies?

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Author: qcexaminer

None of your damned business.

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