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April 29, 2005

Huh? naturally follows when the gov talks

The main reason people are all the time thinking Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich is up to something is because the gov's all the time doing something that makes no sense whatsoever.
Current case in point is his insistence that the state's Riverboat Gambling Act be amended to permit members of the gaming board to also serve on some other public body at the same time.

The gov says the change, which is unlikely to happen, is needed so that Sheila Simon, daughter of former Sen. Paul Simon, can serve on the gaming board without having to resign from the Carbondale City Council. Ms. Simon says she's willing to do the gaming board gig, but doesn't feel like she ought to forsake her duties to Carbondale.
But changing a good rule to accommodate an individual is hardly good policy. Ms. Simon is no doubt a wonderful person and would be a good gaming board member, but there are something more than 12 million people in Illinois and someone else can surely be found.

Here's a recent story on gaming board issues.

Posted by jcb at April 29, 2005 03:09 PM