Republican Lawmaker Wants Quinn To Testify On Anti-Violence Program

(CBS) — Two outspoken Republican lawmakers say Governor Quinn is doing all he can to hide from upcoming legislative hearings on his failed neighborhood recovery initiative anti-violence program, reports WBBM’s Bob Roberts.

State Representative Ron Sandack (R-Downers Grove) says he is ready to go wherever the investigation leads. State Senator Matt Murphy(R-Palatine) is angered by State Representative Frank Mautino (D-Spring Valley) decision not to sign off on two of the seven subpoenas the commission intends to issue.

Republican Lawmaker Wants Quinn To Testify On Anti-Violence Program

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Murphy says Governor Quinn should put the embarrassment behind him by volunteering to testify. But would the result be a circus?

“I don’t know why he wouldn’t want to clear up your name and clear up the record but I don’t see why that has to be an inherently political process. Again, this audit went on for years,” said Murphy.

The legislators ostensibly are examining a blistering report by the state auditor general, who concluded that the program was hastily implemented and had inadequate oversight.

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