*** UPDATED x1 *** Education reform coming?
Friday, Dec 3, 2010
* As I’ve already told you, House Speaker Michael Madigan raised some eyebrows earlier this year when he convinced the out of state education reform group Stand for Children to contribute big bucks to several of his targeted members. Both major teachers unions boycotted Madigan and many of his members this election season after the Speaker pushed a pension reform bill through the General Assembly. Here’s what I wrote several weeks ago…
From Speaker Madigan’s office…
Reps. Farnham and Gordon both received big checks from Stand for Children, which spent hundreds of thousands of dollars on legislative campaigns this year, including making the largest non-leader legislation campaign contribution of all time.
No word yet from the House Republicans, who will have co-equal representation on the committee. But apparently, we could be heading for a bit of payback. Stay tuned.
*** UPDATE *** From Crain’s…
That’s pretty much Stand for Children’s entire legislative agenda. The only thing missing is making it more difficult to strike.