Democrats gave us the mess in Springfield and it's their job to fix it. Not his.
Conceding that many state lawmakers just don't trust Gov. Rod Blagojevich, two former congressmen Tuesday unveiled a $31 billion public-works package to be paid for by leasing part of the lottery, giving Chicago a casino and allowing slot machines at horse-racing tracks.Considering the skepticism people in the 14th gave Hastert's endorsement of Oberweis, I don't see what trust Hastert is going to bring to any budget.
Former U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert, a suburban Republican, and former U.S. Rep. Glenn Poshard, a Downstate Democrat, delivered the Blagojevich-backed plan to lawmakers, who immediately greeted its chances with skepticism as they try to finish a state budget in the next 10 days.