You made public comments criticising the board when your brother was let go as basketball coach at Fenwick. Did you ever use influence to impact admissions at Fenwick for the benefit of basketball players or your supporters?
What interactions has he had with The Bruce that may have any impact on a potential race between them. Any tie ins with Rauners interests?
- Upon Further Review - Thursday, Jan 23, 14 @ 2:54 pm:
Why are you permitting the scandals at Chicago State University to go unchecked? How is it that those that you appointed to the university board of trustees have sat silent while blatantly unqualified persons with dubious credentials are being hired patronage style and money is being looted left and right?
#1 - This is true for all candidates including PQ. Do you favor the income tax extension? If not, SPECIFICALLY how do you propose to close the multi-billion dollar budget hole?
#2 - On what date did you sell your soul to the devil in exchange for no Dem primary opponent and this crop of mopes in the general? If you didn’t sell your soul, then what are you doing to create the run of good political luck?
- Formerly Known As... - Thursday, Jan 23, 14 @ 3:14 pm:
It’s been 5 years.
Do you have any new ideas to help create more jobs? If not, how do you think a tax hike and increase in the minimum wage will stimulate job growth?
Quinn is on record as supporting abolishing the gas tax. Does he still take that position? He said that IDOT and the Tollway Board is a playpen of political cronyism and corruption. Does he still take that position?
Quinn supports starting a new organization, modelled after CUB, called the “Financial Consumer Association”. This will be a watchdog group to monitor the banks and credit unions so they don’t gouge consumers. Where are we on that? Will Quinn be signing that into law anytime soon?
What will it take for you to sign a gaming bill? The General Assembly has passed this legislation twice. You talk about
J O B S but this industry is dying in Illinois and so are the jobs that go with it.The state desperately needs revenue. Come on man!
- Just The Way It Is One - Thursday, Jan 23, 14 @ 5:36 pm:
In what specific ways, beyond what’s in the Constitution, do you plan to fully utilize the skills of your Lt. Governor in terms of what specific projects and responsibilities (and there should be MANY for such a position), you intend to assign him to? And, while, we’re on it, do you ACtually think it’s just fine for him not to bother to actively campaign in Illinois for his post until there may only be DAYS left until the Primary Election? Is that fair to the People of Illinois for one who would only be a “heartbeat away” from becoming Governor? Also, do you favor making the Temp. Income Tax PERmanent, and, if so, where specifically do you intend to apply the revenue generated from it in coming years?
I’d like him to list what a Governor’s objectives are for official trade trips overseas, using some of the trips he’s been on as examples. I’d also like him to tell us who he sees as key stakeholders in whatever negotiations are taking place and what he feels he needs to consider to make sure that all the stakeholders benefit from any deals that are made.
I’m not trying to trip him up. I’m truly interested in his perspective and believe that his helping voters to develop an understanding of his role can only help our State.
sorry so late just home from terrible drive, I would ask him what permanent employment increase’s for all the citizens of the state he thinks he has provided for every dollar from union donations? compared to the “windfalls” the union leaders have received for those members PAC funds !!
- Political Neophyte - Friday, Jan 24, 14 @ 10:13 am:
Wow… looking at these posts makes me realize why Quinn has already won. I’m not being snarky, by the way, there is just nothing to talk about on the Democratic side right now. It’s all about how insane the GOP race will be, which translates to Quinn walking away with the election.