Two different media takes on CMS’s intentions.
From the AP:
The Blagojevich administration is still doing business with a politically connected firm that billed the state for parties, candy and other improper expenses.
Executives at the Illinois Department of Central Management Services say they are “outraged” that the state paid for those items. But they have not cut ties with the company that submitted them, Illinois Property Asset Management.
C-M-S official Paul Campbell says the company has helped the state save money, so firing it without further investigation would be a mistake.
A politically connected company criticized in a state audit for seeking payment for questionable expenses could lose its $25 million contract, a Department of Central Management Services official said Wednesday. […]
CMS is reviewing the expenses questioned by Holland and also is trying to determine why CMS employees monitoring the IPAM contract didn’t stop the payments, CMS general counsel Ed Wynn said.
Depending on the outcome of that review, - expected to be completed in a few weeks - CMS could decide to cancel the $29 million contract, Wynn said.
I think the two men basically said the same thing. But their tone must have been different for the two reporters to come away with such different perspectives.