Wednesday, Feb 23, 2005
Back in 1975, Mayor Richard J. Daley traveled to Springfield and made an eloquent (no, really) speech to a joint session of the General Assembly on behalf of more funding for schools.
The mayor’s idea passed both chambers, but Governor Dan Walker vetoed it. Daley, fed up, unleashed the dogs and Walker was history.
Is history about to repeat itself?
Mayor Daley chided Gov. Blagojevich on Tuesday for a $53 billion state budget that ignores what the mayor contends should be Illinois’ highest priority: a more equitable way to fund public education. […]
Governor Blagojevich, you may remember, has vowed to veto any tax swap bill if it makes it to his desk.
If I have time this week, I’m going to dig up that old Daley speech.