* Since Gov. Pat Quinn has said he will offer his full cooperation with any investigation of his horribly botched and politically tainted anti-violence Neighborhood Recovery Initiative program, this Bruce Rauner demand doesn’t appear to be too off base. From a press release…
Bruce Rauner today called on Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn to support a Legislative Audit Commission subpoenaing former Illinois Violence Prevention Authority Director Barbara Shaw when the issue comes for a vote on Monday.
“The people of Illinois deserve to know the truth about the misuse of taxpayer funds in Pat Quinn’s anti-violence program and Barbara Shaw was a key player in the initiative,” Rauner said. “There are questions that only Shaw can answer and the people of Illinois have a right to hear from her about how things went wrong, who is responsible and how decisions were made. Pat Quinn should encourage Shaw to testify and call on his legislative allies not to quash the subpoena and enable a cover-up.”
Quinn can encourage Shaw to testify all he wants, but it’ll be up to Shaw’s attorney to make that final decision. Still, not a bad way to get himself on the record here.
The governor’s office did not immediately respond