Tuesday, May 18, 2004

Is that some pork I smell.

"Republican lawmakers charged Monday that Gov. Rod Blagojevich engaged in the old-style, pork-barrel politics he publicly disdains to win support from Senate President Emil Jones for a sweeping compromise that would give the governor control of the state school bureaucracy.

The fine print of an education package agreed upon by the two last week earmarks up to $20 million in construction funding for the Gwendolyn Brooks College Preparatory Academy in Jones' South Side Senate district, an item that had not previously been in the governor's school building package."

-- My School district is building a new high school, I don't think we got $20 million from the state.

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