Gubernatorial candidate Bill Brady is calling for an investigation into Governor Pat Quinn's acceptance of $75,000 in campaign cash from the Teamsters Union just before his amendatory veto on McCormick Place that would have benefitted the union.
"It's appears to be another shameful example of pay-to-play politics," Brady said. "The people of Illinois deserve a thorough investigation." Brady will ask Attorney General Lisa Madigan to begin the investigation.
"The citizens of Illinois are suffering the effects of the pay-to-politics that were the hallmark of the Blagojevich-Quinn Administration. We cannot allow another incident to go unchecked," Brady said. "The corruption has cost Illinois taxpayers too much. "
Illinois budgets is $13 billion in debt, unemployment is at 26-year high, the state ranks 46th in job creation and state spending continues to rise. "On top of all that, citizens have lost faith in their government," Brady said.
On Thursday, the General Assembly rejected Quinn's changes to the McCormick Place reform legislation -- saving 66,000 jobs in the state's convention and tourism industry.