Tuesday, May 23, 2006

Topinka comments on Blago's Education plan

Judy Baar Topinka, joined at a noon press conference today by former Illinois Governor Jim Edgar and former New Jersey Governor Christy Todd Whitman [both were in town for a Judy lunch funder], said at best Blago's proposed Education funding plan would add 350 million dollars to education, not the billion per year that Blago is touting, and that just isn't enough to play the Blago shell game. As to a counter proposal, Judy Baar Topinka said she would discuss that this summer; she was not going to "schlep it out now."