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National Politics Tue Mar 10 2009

Good To Know

Mechanics has been pretty quiet lately, likely because of the post-special-election-hangover, but the show must go on. So here's this tidbit about the stimulus money that the Land-o-Lincoln is gonna get (via CTA Tattler):

Meanwhile, the Government Accountability Office has named Illinois as one of the states it will be auditing and closely watching how it spends the $22.7 billion it is expected to receive in stimulus funding and tax cuts, Crain's Business reports.

And who can blame them? First, the state is set to receive the sixth-highest amount overall. Not to mention the fact it has been the laughingstock of the nation in the past few months with an impeached and ousted governor and a new senator under federal scrutiny about how he got his job.

No argument here.

 
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Rich / March 10, 2009 5:23 PM

Illinois..."has been the laughingstock of the nation in the past few months..."

I'd check that.

Illinois and Chicago politics has been a laughing stock for quite a bit longer than a couple months.

You'd be closer with decades.

Daniel / March 10, 2009 5:25 PM

Ah, you got me there. Good point.

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